Stephen McNeil says “No” to fighting for good jobs. Why would we say “Yes” to him?

September 30, 2013

(Halifax, N.S.) On Monday, the NDP campaign will release a new, 30 second TV ad asking Nova Scotians to say ‘No’ to Liberal leader Stephen McNeil.


The ad features examples of instances where Stephen McNeil has said ‘No’ to Nova Scotians.


“What does it say about Stephen McNeil when he says no to communities fighting to keep local jobs, no to competing with other provinces to attract jobs, no to helping small businesses modernize and compete and no to working with companies that want to come to Nova Scotia, no to ship building and high tech workers, no to fighting for jobs for your family, your children and their future? Stephen McNeil: When he’s saying no to you, why would you say yes to him?” asks the ad.


NDP campaign director Jill Marzetti says the ad encourages Nova Scotians to think about whether life would be better or worse for them under McNeil, whether they would have access to more or less opportunities.


“Stephen McNeil has said he would allow good jobs to go elsewhere, he would take away opportunities to help our small businesses succeed and create good jobs, he wouldn’t invest in our entrepreneurs. Why would Nova Scotians say yes to Stephen McNeil when he is constantly saying no to them?” said Marzetti.


“The NDP will continue to fight for good jobs here at home so Nova Scotians don’t have to go elsewhere. One way we will do that is by investing in apprenticeship training so more of our young people can remain in the province and build a life here.”


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.