Inglis reminds NDP: Follow the rules

September 15, 2013 at 4:04 pm

SHELBURNE, NS – Queens-Shelburne NDP candidate Sterling Belliveau has more questions to answer about the Dexter NDP’s taxpayer-funded advertising during the election campaign.

Today, the online edition of the Shelburne Coast Guard features a taxpayer-funded advertisement promoting Sterling Belliveau as the local MLA. According to the rules set down by the Speaker of the House of Assembly, “where possible, ads that are placed on an annual contract must be cancelled.”

The election campaign has now been underway for nine days.

“My team of volunteers in Shelburne and Queens is committed to sharing our vision through hard work and through the financial contributions of those who believe in what we are trying to accomplish,” said Bruce Inglis, the Progressive Conservative candidate for Shelburne. “We think the people of the riding should expect all candidates to follow the rules laid out by Elections Nova Scotia.”

This isn’t the first time Sterling Belliveau’s campaign has landed in hot water over breaking the rules. Last week it was revealed that Belliveau was in violation of the Elections Act when he incurred expenses before being registered as an official candidate.

“For me, the campaign is about advancing my ideas and the vision of Jamie Baillie’s Progressive Conservative Party,” says Inglis. “We don’t want to spend time focusing on the negatives, but they seem to be continuing to add up. Having all candidates pay attention to detail and compete on a level playing field is not too much to ask”.