McNeil: Vague and Evasive is a Risk Nova Scotia Cannot Afford

September 7, 2013

(Halifax, N.S.) NDP MLA David Wilson said Liberal Leader Stephen McNeil has been vague, evasive and unable to answer important questions about his record and policies and that poses a serious risk for Nova Scotians in an upcoming election.
“McNeil as a candidate ran for and defended a Liberal government that ballooned the health bureaucracy and drove 1,000 nurses out of the profession. His plan for a super bureaucracy in health care will create even more chaos. It will cause families and seniors to have to leave their communities for surgeries and more emergency room closures as decisions on health care are made outside of communities.”
“McNeil and the Liberals voted eight times to put the HST on home Energy,” said Wilson. “When asked about that terrible record this year McNeil said he didn’t remember.”
Recently McNeil said he would not continue to maintain a balanced budget in the province threatening the stability of programs and services that families need like education and health.
“The NDP has balanced the budget to protect the services that matter to families,” said Wilson, “We took the HST off home energy, and we cut bureaucracy spending more than any province in Canada and redirected that money toward front-line services like keeping more emergency rooms open and reducing waits.”
The NDP has already released it’s platform. It involves seven practical steps for today’s families to keep building a better future right here in Nova Scotia.
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.