Baillie: Dartmouth refinery another victim of the NDP economy

September 17, 2013 at 8:59 am

Only the Progressive Conservatives have a plan to turn Nova Scotia’s economy around

HALIFAX, NS – Yesterday marked the final day for crude oil to be refined at the Imperial Oil Refinery. Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie says the end of processing is a symbol of just how bad things have gotten under the Dexter NDP.

Prior to yesterday, the Imperial Oil Refinery processed crude oil for almost 100 years.

“The end of crude oil processing at the Dartmouth refinery is a clear sign the economy is on life support under the Dexter NDP,” said Baillie. “It’s time for real change in Nova Scotia before more major employers fall victim to Darrell Dexter’s disastrous economic policies.”

Previously, Baillie called on the Dexter NDP to champion the refinery and to be an active participant in the discussions about a national energy strategy.

“Today we’re witnessing the side effects of the Dexter NDP’s inaction,” he said.

Baillie says the economy must improve or more major employers will suffer the refinery’s fate. Baillie says only the Progressive Conservatives have a plan to make that happen because the Liberals are only offering more of the same.

“Both the Liberals and the NDP have policies that will result in higher taxes, higher power rates, more wasteful spending and fewer jobs,” said Baillie. “Employers need real change in order to create good jobs for people and contribute to a growing economy. Our plan, Change that Works, will lower taxes, freeze power rates, stop wasteful spending and create up to 20,000 new jobs.”