TRURO – Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie and the PC Caucus is in Truro today (Aug. 21) as part of their summer Jobs and the Economy tour.
“Everywhere I go people are struggling, especially in our rural communities,” said Baillie, a Truro native and the former president of Credit Union Atlantic, in a news relaese. “We are the only party with a plan to lower taxes and provide relief from skyrocketing power rates, to put money back in people’s pockets and kick-start our struggling economy.”
A recent Statistic Canada report painted a troubling picture. Updated employment numbers show there are 1,300 fewer full-time jobs on the North Shore than four years ago. Baillie says people are also giving up on finding a job here at home. Statistics also show that in the last month, 4,700 people left the labour force in Nova Scotia.
The PC Caucus will also meet with the CYBER Internet Safety Society in Truro. Baillie said delays in implementing all recommendations from the Task Force on Bullying and Cyberbullying, delivered Feb. 29 continue to put kids at risk.
"The time has come for real action," says Baillie. “The NDP have already wasted an entire school year and continue to move at a snail’s pace to protect our kids."
The PC Caucus is also scheduled to meet with the Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia to talk about important health care delivery for rural Nova Scotia.