Another Liberal candidate distances himself from McNeil over Bill 75, doctors

May 14, 2017 at 11:47 am

Another Liberal candidate is distancing themselves from their contentious party leader.

On CBC Information Morning Cape Breton, Liberal candidate for Northside-Westmount John Higgins desperately attempted to put space between himself and Stephen McNeil’s failures on education and healthcare. 

When asked about Stephen McNeil’s poor treatment of teachers and hostile approach towards contract negotiations, Higgins stated that he “wasn’t part of it” and that he “can’t change something that happened in the past.”

When confronted about the failed amalgamation of local health authorities, Higgins said his own family doctor told him doctors feel “they have lost their local voice, and their input is being disregarded.” 

This follows on the heels of Yarmouth Liberal candidate Zach Churchill reminding voters that it’s not McNeil’s name on the ballot, and Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River Liberal candidate Craig Johnson putting an ad in the local paper downplaying the fact he is running as a McNeil Liberal.

It’s clear Stephen McNeil’s candidates will say anything to distance themselves from his record.