Lib­eral vic­tory could be ex­pen­sive

Cape Breton Post - - Editorial -

Re-elect­ing the McNeil Lib­er­als in next week’s pro­vin­cial elec­tion will cost Nova Sco­tia tax­pay­ers mil­lions of dol­lars in le­gal costs in fight­ing, and los­ing, the Nova Sco­tia Teach­ers’ Union court chal­lenge to Bill 75.

Teach­ers in Bri­tish Columbia and Ontario re­cently won Supreme Court chal­lenges to sim­i­lar at­tacks on col­lec­tive bar­gain­ing in those prov­inces.

Premier Stephen McNeil must think that since he is paid on the same scale as those pro­vin­cial pre­miers that he is en­ti­tled to squan­der equal amounts of money in court.

Both the NDP and PC par­ties have promised to kill Bill 75 if elected.

Toby Mor­ris Syd­ney

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