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Premier Darrell Dexter speaks with reporters at the NDP caucus
Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter says the NDP will open four new community health clinics in underserved areas of the province if his party is re-elected Oct. 8.
Dexter says the clinics would be managed by nurse practitioners and focus on basic and chronic care.
He says an NDP government would work with nurses, doctors and communities to determine where the clinics are needed most.
He says the clinics would open over the next four years, with the first opening in 2016.
A spokesman for the party says $2.4 million would be budgeted to build the clinics.
Liberal Leader Stephen McNeil says his promise to cap class sizes would be flexible in that schools that exceed the caps would be required to have an educational assistant in the classroom.
McNeil has said he would cap class sizes to 20 for Primary to Grade 2 and 25 for Grades 3 to 6.
Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie reiterated his promise to scrap the pension plan for politicians while campaigning in Stewiacke.
Baillie says he would strike a panel to set the pay and benefits politicians receive because the pension now is too lucrative and doesn’t treat taxpayers fairly.