Party lead­ers make push in cam­paign’s fi­nal hours

The Hamilton Spectator - - CANADA & WORLD -

Nova Sco­tia Premier Stephen McNeil cov­ered hun­dreds of kilo­me­tres Mon­day in his fi­nal push to win back-to-back ma­jori­ties, as the other ma­jor party lead­ers again fix­ated on health care in a bid to oust him Tues­day. Tory Leader Jamie Bail­lie spent much of Mon­day in the Hal­i­fax sub­urbs, and told a health care rally in Dart­mouth that the prov­ince is fac­ing a health care cri­sis that needs an ur­gent re­sponse. Bail­lie — sur­rounded by a few dozen sup­port­ers clad in Tory base­ball caps and T-shirts — said Lib­eral ne­glect has left about 100,000 peo­ple with­out a fam­ily doc­tor, and ser­vices for men­tal health need to im­prove. “He says there is no cri­sis. He is wrong. We know there is a cri­sis,” said Bail­lie, who will be in Springhill when the polls close on Tues­day evening. “Stephen McNeil may have his head in the sand about health care but we, as Pro­gres­sive Con­ser­va­tives, we hold our heads up high and tell peo­ple we can do so much bet­ter than this.” NDP Leader Gary Bur­rill spent most of it in Hal­i­fax and its sub­urbs.

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