Time for McNeil to answer tough questions on health, jobs, energy

September 26, 2013

(Halifax, N.S.) NDP leader Darrell Dexter says it’s time for Liberal leader Stephen McNeil to answer the tough questions Nova Scotians have on health, jobs, and energy.

“Last night I think it became clear to anyone who was watching the debate that Liberal leader Stephen McNeil does not have answers to the tough questions about improving health care, jobs and energy in Nova Scotia,” said Dexter.

Dexter says the NDP has a clear plan to move Nova Scotia forward instead of back to the failed policies of previous Liberal and Conservative governments.

“Mr. McNeil knows superboards don’t equal administrative savings and he knows they don’t equal better care for Nova Scotians. In fact a super bureaucracy would take attention away from front line care and hurt patients. That’s not a plan for better health care at all,” said Dexter.

Last night McNeil became frustrated and angry because he couldn’t answer questions about those issues.

“I will ensure that our province continues to move forward with better health care, more stable electricity rates and good jobs here at home. Unlike Mr. McNeil, I welcome any and all questions about the NDP plan.”

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.