HALIFAX – On the opening day of the fall legislative sitting, Progressive Conservative House Leader, Chris d’Entremont, said his caucus wanted to focus on the economy and making our province a better place for Nova Scotians to raise their families.
“The NDP has implemented policy after policy after policy that all seem to have one common effect – the economy of Nova Scotia suffers,” said d’Entremont. “We hear the NDP claiming they will boost our economy and create new jobs but we certainly have not been able to see evidence of that, especially in rural Nova Scotia.”
d’Entremont cited a lack of leadership on the New Brunswick/Cumberland County cross border shopping issue as a prime example of ignorance from the NDP on the plight of rural Nova Scotia.
“Then there are the recent figures released by the Canadian Federation of Business on competitive cities in Canada. Halifax was so far down the list that even the CFIB thought it was ‘a sad state of affairs’,” said d’Entremont. “We cannot continue down this path. Not only will we not see new business investment in Nova Scotia but businesses that currently operate here may leave.”