McNeil still ducking the tough questions

September 26, 2013 at 3:00 pm

HALIFAX, NS – Stephen McNeil will get another chance to explain why he thinks Nova Scotians should continue paying the highest taxes in Canada and continue to burden the next generation with new debt when he takes part in News 95.7’s radio debate this afternoon.

“Last night’s leaders’ debate proved Stephen McNeil still has no plan to lower taxes or balance the budget,” said Halifax Armdale Progressive Conservative candidate Irvine Carvery. “Nova Scotians will be looking for Stephen McNeil to explain why he thinks we should continue piling new debt onto the backs of our children.”

Carvery says Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie emerged as the clear winner of last night’s debate. Baillie offered a real plan for Change that Works that includes lowering taxes, freezing power rates, stopping wasteful spending and creating more jobs.

Carvery says some of the questions Stephen McNeil still needs to answer include, but are not limited to:

• When would a Liberal government provide meaningful tax relief to Nova Scotia families?

• Why have the McNeil Liberals abandoned so many of their long held promises in this election campaign?

• When would a Liberal government balance the budget?

• When will Stephen McNeil tell Nova Scotians how much his risky energy scheme will really cost Nova Scotia families?

• Why does Stephen McNeil continue to defend the gold-plated MLA pension plan?

“Someone who wants to be premier should tell Nova Scotians where he stands on the issues that matter to people,” said Carvery. “Stephen McNeil should come clean.”