Nova Sco­tia needs ‘good-hearted’ leader

Cape Breton Post - - Editorial -

I am a per­son who be­lieves very much in unions and the rights of peo­ple. Unions are the rea­son we have de­cent wages and work­ing con­di­tions. My grand­fa­ther, Lee, met in liv­ing rooms be­hind blinds that were pulled down to help form unions.

I was ap­palled, there­fore, to wit­ness the Lib­eral govern­ment toss aside bar­gain­ing rights for Nova Sco­tia teach­ers and the proud his­tory our fore­fa­thers fought for.

Our chil­dren have their art classes can­celled and our chil­dren with learn­ing dis­abil­i­ties are now without re­sources. A young cousin with a speech im­ped­i­ment re­ceived a no­tice that speech ther­apy isn’t avail­able to him any­more.

Our prov­ince’s pro­grams and ser­vices are quickly erod­ing. Our se­niors in nurs­ing homes are be­ing fed on less than $5 a day due to cuts made over the past cou­ple of years.

For all of this I can only say shame, shame on the McNeil Lib­eral govern­ment.

I be­lieve Pro­gres­sive Con­ser­va­tive leader Jamie Bail­lie can do better for Nova Sco­tia be­cause he has a good heart. He is com­pas­sion­ate and he has a vi­sion for this prov­ince.

Edna Lee Syd­ney

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