Pictou County the latest stop on McNeil’s tax and spend circuit

September 18, 2013 at 11:51 am

STELLARTON, NS – When the tax and spend express rolls into town today, Stephen McNeil will have to explain why he has no plan to make life more affordable for Pictou County families.

The Liberals unveiled their platform last week. It keeps taxes where they stand, at the highest level in Canada, and contains no timeline for a balanced budget.

“It’s getting harder and harder for Pictou County families to make ends meet and Stephen McNeil has no plan to change that,” said Pictou Centre Progressive Conservative candidate Pat Dunn. “People are leaving and high taxes are one of the biggest reasons. We need to make life more affordable, but Stephen McNeil is  just offering more of the same.”

In Northern Nova Scotia, 2,400 jobs have already been lost over the last four years due, in part, to the kind of high tax, high spend policies the McNeil Liberals propose.

Dunn says McNeil’s high tax, high spend agenda is in stark contrast to Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie’s plan, Change that Works.

“Jamie Baillie has a real plan to turn the economy of Pictou Country around  and bring young people home,” said Dunn. “We will create the winning conditions  for a revitalized economy by lowering taxes, freezing power rates, stopping  wasteful spending and creating good jobs.”