Baillie focusing on employment, job creation and the economy

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Baille embarks on two-day province wide blitz

Nova Scotia PC leader Jamie Baillie speaks with David Duffy Saturday inside the Oxford Tim Hortons Saturday as part of his two-day cross province tour.

OXFORD-Nova Scotians are ready to pass judgment on the NDP, according to PC leader and Cumberland South MLA Jamie Baillie.

 “We’re starting this cross-province tour because, after four years of NDP government, people are ready to cast judgment on them,” argues Baillie.

“Steady outmigration, income erosion, soaring taxes and a billion dollars in new debt is the Dexter NDP’s record that they will have to defend in the upcoming election,” said Baillie.

“Nova Scotians were looking for change, but what they got was a government that broke its promises and reached deeper in o taxpayers’ pockets to pay for wasteful government spending.”

While premier Darrell Dexter has yet to call an election, leaders such as Baillie are preparing themselves for one.

 “My focus is on employment, the economy and how to kick start rural economies through job creation,” said Baillie. “The question being asked right now is which of the leaders has the right background and experience to turn around Nova Scotia’s economy,” he added. “That leader is me.”

 Prior to entering politics, Baillie was a chartered accountant and former President of Credit Union Atlantic.

 Baillie kicked off his two-day blitz Friday afternoon with PC candidate Edna Lee going door-to-door in New Waterford, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

 “I can’t believe Mr. (Stephen) McNeil let one of his MLAs (Manning MacDonald of Cape Breton South) take a month off,” exclaimed Baillie with regards to MacDonald’s month-long April vacation in Florida with his wife. “How could he (McNeil) possibly run a government?” asked Baillie.

McNeil condoned MacDonald's planned vacation on the grounds that MacDonald, 70 (who will not be re-offering), believed an election would have been called by the month of April.

 Less than twenty-four hours after spending time in Cape Breton, Baillie was going door-to-door in Oxford before embarking on rallies in Truro, Halifax, the Annapolis Valley and the South Shore on Saturday before completing his whirlwind tour of the province in Yarmouth and Liverpool on Sunday.

“As people get to know me, as they do here in Cumberland South, we will continue to gain support,” argued Baillie. “I expect my new team of MLAs to work very hard for their constituents,” he concluded. 

Organizations: Credit Union Atlantic

Geographic location: OXFORD, Cape Breton South, Nova Scotia New Waterford Truro Annapolis Valley South Shore Yarmouth Liverpool Cumberland South

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  • wake-up
    May 06, 2013 - 08:19

    Someone should tell Mr Baillie that this is not 1963,but 2013.Does he really think people are that stupid that they will fall for all that foolish talk,about what miricles the PC will perform if elected.Mr Baillie sounds to me to be desperate or scared!!!

  • bill
    May 05, 2013 - 18:06

    mr ballie your concertive goverment did nothing for our county when liberals we in they were lots of work in cumberland co soons they went our our county fell apart no jobs lots of people has to go without medical supplys and lots juts not eating healthy because of the tories and the ndp people better wake up and bring on the liberials if the want to live to get old

  • john guthro
    May 05, 2013 - 08:55

    If the Conservatives didn't do this in the 30 years they were in power what makes people believe they can fix what they broke? Repeating history?

  • John
    May 05, 2013 - 06:47

    Sorry Baillie, but until there is someone else leading the pc party.............

  • judy p
    May 04, 2013 - 19:22

    i havbeing hearng this sme hog wash for the last fifty five years at election time .we are going to bring in jobs .we are going to fix roads we are we are .until they get in and nothing is done .and people is still believeing them.