TRURO – A Progressive Conservative government will help bring displaced Nova Scotians home to work, MLA candidate Charles Cox said Friday morning.
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Truro Bible Hill Millbrook Salmon River PC candidate Charles Cox is flanked (at left) by Colchester North PC candidate John K. MacDonald and are MP Scott Armstrong during an announcement on Friday in Truro.
Speaking to an assembly at his Truro constituency office, the PC candidate for the riding of Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook Salmon River, repeated some of the highlights of his party’s platform, which he said will help bring Nova Scotians back from out west for jobs he said will be created here.
“On October 8, voters have a real choice,” Cox said. “They can vote for the PC plan to lower taxes, freeze power rates and create real jobs or for the Liberal plan that will continue high taxes, high power rates and fewer jobs.”
Cox said the platform offered by Liberals under leader Stephen MacNeil will only serve to “continue job-killing policies of the NDP.”
Cox said too many Nova Scotians have been forced to find work in Fort McMurray, Alberta because of high taxes and “high-spend policies” that has helped to drive 7,500 workers out of the province in the past four years.
“That commute divides families and wastes one of Nova Scotia’s best resources - hard working, highly skilled people,” he said. “We are losing Nova Scotians to another province where taxes are lower, power is cheaper and there are more jobs.”
Points re-iterated by Cox from the PC election promises include:
• Creating a tax free zone for small business, putting $150 million back into local economies;
• Cutting the HST to 13 per cent and putting $600 back in people’s pockets;
• Freezing power rates, allowing Nova Scotia industry to compete again;
• Scrap job killing labour laws, showing investors Nova Scotia is open for business;
• Cutting red tape for job creators;
• Encouraging investment in Nova Scotia companies by increasing the annual limit on equity tax credits to $250,000.