Liberals have failed to prioritize long-term care in Shelburne

May 04, 2017 at 10:43 am

Progressive Conservative candidate for Queens-Shelburne Kim Masland says the McNeil Liberals have outright neglected long-term care.

Back in 2013, the McNeil Liberals promised to replace the deteriorating Roseway Manor, which was an ongoing commitment of the NDP government that was never completed. However, Stephen McNeil is now distancing himself from the promise and has no plans for improving life at the non-profit nursing home.

“Stephen McNeil gave residents of Roseway Manor and Shelburne false hope,” says Masland. “He broke his promise to replace the facility and ignored the needs of seniors in the surrounding communities.”

Masland says not only did McNeil fail to keep his word on Roseway Manor, but he went even further and cut over $8 million from nursing homes despite Nova Scotia’s rapidly aging population. 

“The McNeil Liberals can’t be trusted to look after our parents and grandparents,” says Masland. “Clawing back nursing home funding and letting facilities deteriorate will ultimately cause serious damage in the long-term. Queens-Shelburne can’t afford to be neglected any longer.”

“The NDP government didn’t follow through on its commitment to seniors in the Shelburne area, and neither have the McNeil Liberals,” Masland adds. “As the PC MLA for Queens-Shelburne, I will be committed to improving the lives of seniors, and will always be a strong voice at the table for everyone living in this region.”