NDP needs to come clean on tolls position

March 07, 2017 at 3:40 pm

Gary Burrill says one thing in Halifax, another on the South Shore

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LIVERPOOL, NS – NDP leader Gary Burrill is talking out of both sides of his mouth when it comes to making the taxpayers pay tolls.

Today on the Rick Howe Show, Burrill claimed to be opposed to tolling, but that’s not what he’s saying on the South Shore. On the South Shore, he said he supports tolling.

Queens-Shelburne PC candidate Kim Masland says Nova Scotians deserve a clear answer.

“Jamie Baillie is the only party leader to oppose tolling our highways,” says Masland. “The NDP leader is talking out of both sides of his mouth. We know that taxpayers are strapped and cannot afford to pay more money to get to work or get to medical appointments, but Gary Burrill’s NDP seem to want it both ways.”

Masland says that these flip flops are exactly the kind of stunts that disappoint voters.

“Mr. Burrill had a chance to be upfront and honest and instead he chose to mislead voters about his true intentions,” says Masland. “The families of Queens-Shelburne are telling me they can’t afford a toll. They deserve to know where all the parties are on this very important issue.”

Toll costs could reach as high as $7 per trip for Highway 103.