NDP candidate questions if McNeil would maintain rural CECs
Cumberland North NDP candidate Brian Skabar wants to know what a Liberal government would mean to the area's three collaborative emergency centres.
Cumberland North NDP candidate Brian Skabar.
AMHERST – Cumberland North NDP candidate Brian Skabar is questioning what a Liberal government will do to Cumberland County’s three collaborative emergency centres.
Skabar fears a Liberal government under Stephen McNeil could place the CECs in Pugwash, Parrsboro and Springhill in jeopardy because his party has no plan to keep emergency rooms open.
Skabar said that during an announcement in Halifax on Saturday, McNeil was asked by a reporter if he would abolish the CEC model implemented by the NDP government under Darrell Dexter. He feels the Liberal leader skirted the questions.
“Given a golden opportunity to say he would keep ERs open, McNeil refused to answer,” Skabar said in a press release.
The NDP candidate said it’s a simple question that residents in Cumberland County deserve an answer to.
“Stephen McNeil opposes collaborative emergency rooms while making not a single mention of emergeny rooms in his platform,” said Skabar. “The natural question is, what will Stephen McNeil do to keep emergency rooms open if he’s elected?”
He said the county has three CECs that are helping to solve systematic emergency room closures that plagued the area for decades under previous governments.