Residents of Antigonish tell McNeil there’s a healthcare crisis

May 28, 2017 at 1:10 pm

Baillie held a healthcare rally in Antigonish on Sunday.

In the final days of the election campaign, Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie sent a clear message to Stephen McNeil – the healthcare system is in crisis and the Liberals can’t fix it.

Baillie held a healthcare rally in Antigonish this evening to send the message loud and clear.

“Everyone knows there is a crisis in healthcare,” says Baillie. “Everyone except Stephen McNeil.”

McNeil has consistently doubled down on his position, denying the healthcare system is in crisis.

“The consequences of Stephen McNeil’s mismanagement of healthcare can be heard from frontline workers and from families across the county,”said Baillie.

Families, seniors and healthcare professionals came out in droves to show their disapproval and frustration about the state of healthcare and to hear about Baillie’s positive vision for the way forward.

“How many more times will Nova Scotians have to rally together for the McNeil Liberals to admit there’s a crisis in healthcare?” asked Baillie. “His record is littered with broken promises and chaos.”

Baillie says the people of Nova Scotia will pass judgement on the McNeil record soon enough.

“Stephen McNeil may minimize the severity of the doctor shortage, brush off the overcrowded emergency rooms, and ignore the crumbling mental health system, but the voters won’t,” said Baillie. “The message from people in Antigonish today was loud and clear. Families have suffered with inadequate healthcare for long enough.”

The Progressive Conservative Party has been listening to doctors, nurses and Nova Scotians. Only a new PC government will get serious about fixing healthcare and Jamie Baillie is ready to address the crisis.