FACT CHECK: Federal hospital funding

May 02, 2017 at 1:02 pm

The only thing standing between Nova Scotians and funding for a new hospital is Stephen McNeil.

Liberal leader Stephen McNeil should have taken the time to read the Trudeau infrastructure plan before he scoffed at the Progressive Conservative plan partnering with the federal government to build the new hospital that Nova Scotia so desperately needs.

The federal Liberal infrastructure plan specifically targets hospitals.

“Justin Trudeau will invest in people, and things that make our everyday lives better. Transit. Roads. Clean energy. Schools. Hospitals. The basic infrastructure our economy needs to grow and we need in order to get ahead.”

Today, McNeil suggested that no other premier has been able to secure such hospital funding. Not true for the province of Quebec.

On March 2 the federal government announced $70.7 million for McGill University in Montreal and two of its affiliated hospitals. A Progressive Conservative government would look for innovative ways to partner with the federal government instead of coming up empty handed like McNeil.

The only thing standing between Nova Scotians and funding for a new hospital is Stephen McNeil.

Nova Scotia needs a Premier who will negotiate and demand a fair share for our province, not someone who will settle for his federal cousin’s table scraps.