Premier visits several sites in county with local candidates

Amanda Jess
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Premier Darrell Dexter was in town Tuesday campaigning with Ross Landry, who is working to regain his Pictou Centre seat, at Glen Haven Manor in New Glasgow. AMANDA JESS – THE NEWS 

NEW GLASGOW – Premier Darrell Dexter contended that Pictou County’s current MLAs have delivered. He made the comments while making a quick stop in Pictou and New Glasgow Tuesday.

“I think they’ve earned their right to be re-elected.”

Dexter and Pictou West MLA Charlie Parker briefly chatted with people in Tim Hortons in Pictou on Oct. 1 before heading to a meeting.

Dexter also dropped by Glen Haven Manor in New Glasgow with Pictou Centre MLA Ross Landry.

Coming out of the care facility, he said it needs an upgrade.

On Sept. 19, the NDP released a list of the communities they would supply with new long-term care beds if re-elected.

New Glasgow made the list with a promise of 202 beds.

He also mentioned the proposed amalgamation of the health authorities in Nova Scotia by opposing politicians.

Both the Liberal and Progressive Conservative parties have committed to reducing the district health authorities if elected.

“It will make the quality of health care worse rather than better,” he said, adding that he thinks the plan takes the community voice out of health care.

Dexter said campaigning has been going well and he feels confident in his candidates’ chances in Pictou County.

 

Amanda.jess@ngnews.ca

On Twitter: @NGNewsAmanda  

Organizations: Tim Hortons, Pictou Centre, NDP

Geographic location: NEW GLASGOW, Pictou County, Glen Haven Nova Scotia

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  • rick
    October 08, 2013 - 10:35

    Did you happen to swing down to boat harbour for a look at that mess ?