McNeil would put local jobs in Queens-Shelburne at risk

September 10, 2013

 (Shelburne, N.S.) Today in a media scrum Liberal leader Stephen McNeil was critical of a government announcement to save 70 fishery jobs at BlueWave outside of Liverpool. NDP candidate and Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Sterling Belliveau says this is a pattern for McNeil, one that would put local jobs at risk.


“The list of jobs Stephen McNeil opposes in Queens – Shelburne is pretty staggering. The Liberals opposed moving government jobs to Shelburne, they opposed all efforts to save Bowater, they opposed our investment at the Shelburne Ship Repair Yard, they opposed our purchase and protection of the Bowater lands, they opposed the creation of over 300 new processing jobs in Shelburne and now they oppose 70 more in Port Mouton,” said Belliveau.


Belliveau says families in Queens – Shelburne just aren’t a priority for Stephen McNeil and the Liberals.


“Over the last four years the NDP has stood up for local forestry workers and has fought hard to protect the independence of our fishermen. Stephen McNeil and the Liberals have done nothing but try and stand in our way.”