Colwell not being honest with residents of Preston – Dartmouth

October 4, 2013

(Dartmouth, N.S.) NDP candidate André Cain says Liberal candidate Keith Colwell isn’t being honest with families in Preston – Dartmouth about the Liberal plan to import electricity from Quebec. 
Colwell Leaflet
“I find it troubling Mr. Colwell would drop leaflets claiming the Liberals don’t plan to make a deal with Quebec for electricity when the Liberal website clearly states that is in fact their plan,” said Cain, who is running in Preston – Dartmouth. 
Cain says the Liberals have been talking about importing electricity from Quebec for years now and it is written right in to their energy plan.
Liberal energy critic Andrew Younger, Liberal leader Stephen McNeil and Colwell’s Liberal colleague Leo Glavine have all promoted this scheme.
“It is my conviction we should be looking at importing cheap Quebec electricity rather than expensive power from Newfoundland,” said Glavine.  http://nsliberalcaucus.ca/inthenews/view/125
In the UARB decision on the Maritime Link released in July the board concluded, “The lack of any reasonable prospect of a long-term contractual arrangement with Hydro-Quebec proves fatal to this option,”. 
Cain says the Liberal plan to hitch Nova Scotia’s wagon to another energy monopoly like Hydro – Quebec would be a mistake. Cain says both Colwell and Liberal leader Stephen McNeil should explain how the misinformation contained in the leaflet came about. 
“To drop a leaflet that is designed to mislead families in Preston – Dartmouth in the final days of the election isn’t right. I’d like to know why they did it,” said Cain. 
“Unlike the Liberals or Conservatives, the NDP have set out a clear plan to take back control of Nova Scotia’s energy future. Our plan includes energy that is local, reliable, green, tax-free and efficient.” 
The NDP will: deliver better health care where and when people need it, fight for good jobs and stronger communities, keep the HST off home energy and take it off more family essentials, give our kids a better start, stand up for seniors, build the Maritime Link and keep the budget balanced to protect services for families.
Election day is Tuesday, October 8.