Liberal candidates continue to mislead voters

May 25, 2017 at 1:20 pm

Liberal candidate incorrectly suggests on campaign literature he is the incumbent.

Unable to defend Stephen McNeil’s record of cuts and broken promises, Louis d’Entremont, the Liberal candidate in Argyle-Barrington, has been using misleading campaign literature to distract voters.

d’Entremont’s lit piece suggests he has been serving the community as MLA for a number of years, and asks voters to allow him to continue his work. Louis d’Entremont shares a last name with PC candidate and long-time MLA Chris d’Entremont.

The mailer reads, “I will continue to build on the mutual trust and respect that has guided us over the past years and I promise to continue defending your needs and interests with determination and hard work.”

This mailer comes after Labi Kousoulis, the Liberal candidate in Halifax Citadel-Sable Island, issued an advertisement in a community newspaper lying about his government’s record on clearcutting. Other Liberal candidates have also come under fire for misleading voters this election campaign.

Interestingly, d’Entremont’s piece is authorized by the Official Agent of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party, rather than the local campaign, meaning the central office should have approved and signed off on this misleading piece. Is Stephen McNeil encouraging his candidates to distance themselves from his poor track-record?