McNeil, Burrill shun Halifax economy debate

May 08, 2017 at 11:29 am

Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie is disappointed a forum being hosted by the Halifax Chamber of Commerce and other Halifax area Business District Improvement Commissions (BIDCs) will not go ahead as planned because Stephen McNeil and Gary Burrill refused to participate.

“I’m very disappointed Stephen McNeil and Gary Burrill don’t want to participate in this important debate about the economy,” said Baillie. “The reality is, Stephen McNeil knows his economic policies have failed to generate growth and investment in Nova Scotia. Gary Burrill simply has no plan for the economy at all.”

Baillie says his opponents are preventing an important discussion about new economic opportunities for Halifax.

“The metro residents I talk to want their political leaders to outline their plan for jobs and growth,” said Baillie. “By refusing to take part in this debate, Stephen McNeil and Gary Burrill are short-changing metro residents.”

Baillie says he is not afraid of promoting his positive pro-growth agenda for Nova Scotia and will continue to seek out opportunities to connect with metro residents.