McNeil and Horne owe Waverley-Fall River-Beaver Bank families some answers

May 05, 2017 at 10:07 am

WAVERLEY, NS – Progressive Conservative candidate Dan McNaughton says Stephen McNeil and Bill Horne owe parents and teachers an explanation about the chaos they caused in the classroom.
Today, Stephen McNeil will travel to Waverley-Fall River-Beaver Bank to tour with Horne.
Horne called voting in favour of Bill 75 “the biggest decision of his current political tenure.” He led constituents to believe that he may vote against the bill.
“I have no idea how I am voting until I will be in the Legislature deciding what’s been said and what’s going to be done,” he said at the time. “Then I will know.”
In the end he toed the party line.
“Mr. Horne had a choice to make,” says McNaughton. “He could have, and should have, stood up to Stephen McNeil, but instead he helped to push a reckless and irresponsible bill through the House of Assembly. He chose the party when he should have chosen the people.”
Horne ignored local protests, petitions, and pleas from the community asking him to vote against Bill 75. In a YouTube video, Horne said he was “at ease” with his decision to vote against teachers, parents and children.
“Mr. Horne may be at ease inside the Liberal Party, but he failed the families of Waverley-Fall River-Beaver Bank,” says McNaughton. “He did his part to make our schools weaker when he should have helped make them stronger.”
The damage is done. Students, parents and teachers in Waverley-Fall River-Beaverbank deserve better.