GUYSBOROUGH, NS – Progressive Conservative candidate for Guysborough-Eastern Shore-Tracadie Neil DeCoff says bad economic policies and poor decision making by the Dexter NDP continue to force people to look outside the province for work.
According to new Statistics Canada data released today, the number of unemployed people in Nova Scotia has increased by 1,300 over the last two years. The number of job vacancies has also decreased by 700, meaning there are fewer opportunities for those who wish to stay in Nova Scotia.
“These numbers are devastating for the thousands of hard working Nova Scotians looking for a job to provide for their families,” said DeCoff. “The NDP and Liberal tax and spend agendas won’t create jobs and will continue to drive people away from home.”
As unemployment increases in Nova Scotia, job vacancies have decreased, resulting in almost 10 unemployed people for every vacant job. The national average is just over six unemployed people for every vacant job, meaning Nova Scotians have to fight twice as hard to find and keep work under the Dexter NDP.
DeCoff says things won’t be better under Stephen McNeil and the Liberals. The Liberals have policies that will lead to high taxes, high power rates, more wasteful spending and fewer jobs.
“Nova Scotia needs a government with a plan to jump-start the economy and get people back to work,” said DeCoff. “We need to create jobs and keep our children here by providing them with real opportunity, not by building economic barriers that force them out of our province.”
Jamie Baillie and the Progressive Conservative team will lower taxes, freeze power rates, stop wasteful spending and create up to 20,000 new jobs by making Nova Scotia a small business tax free zone.
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