Party leaders make push in campaign’s final hours
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.