Baillie calls on McNeil government to send support to Fort McMurray

May 04, 2016 at 10:24 am

Thousands of Nova Scotians displaced as fires rip through Alberta town

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie is calling on the McNeil Liberals to send firefighters and aid to help fight the devastating wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alberta.

“We all know a Nova Scotian who is out west for work and these men and women are in trouble,” says Baillie. “We owe it to Fort McMurray, and most importantly to these Nova Scotians, to send help immediately.”

Many Nova Scotians have benefited for years from the jobs and economy in Fort McMurray. The entire town is now under a mandatory evacuation order and media reports continue to paint a grim picture of gridlocked highways and chaos. Families and loved ones still here in Nova Scotia are worried sick and Baillie says we must show our support.

“We have well-trained and skilled wildfire fighters who are always ready to answer the call,” says Baillie. “Families are left here at home to wring their hands with worry. It’s time to step up and help these Nova Scotians and our Alberta friends.”