By-elections about sending a message to Stephen McNeil

July 13, 2015

Tomorrow’s by-elections are about sending a message to Stephen McNeil that he’s taking Nova Scotia down the wrong path, says NDP Leader Maureen MacDonald. She says Liberal cuts to health care, the screen industry, graduate retention programs and not-for-profit organizations have made life harder for Nova Scotia families.

“The list of Liberal broken promises is long and Stephen McNeil isn’t the Premier he said he’d be,” says MacDonald. “The McNeil government’s decision to slash the film tax credit has placed thousands of good jobs at risk, and unfortunately it doesn’t end there. The Liberals have also allowed tuition to increase by up to 22% at our universities, they’ve frozen the health care budget and placed a moratorium on long-term care beds, they’ve cut funding to groups that support our most vulnerable, they’ve attacked the collective rights of workers and they’ve frozen income assistance rates.”

MacDonald adds there are more bad decisions on the horizon from the McNeil government.

“In May, Leo Glavine announced his intentions to privatize home care services which we know from experience will cost Nova Scotians more but deliver less. Tomorrow, people in Cape Breton and Dartmouth South can make it clear to the Liberal government they should think twice about making another bad decision,” says MacDonald.