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Leader Jamie Baillie was in Kings South Sept. 11 with PC candidate Shaun Buchan and they stopped at Domain de Grand Pré to talk to owner Hans Peter Stutz.
Kings South Progressive Conservative candidate Shane Buchan says the Dexter NDP has offered too little, too late with its last minute pledge for a long-term care plan.
Today the Dexter NDP announced they will be replacing long-term care beds in Wolfville. Buchan said Kings South residents should be skeptical of an NDP pledge to address the long-term care crisis in the province because the wait list for a bed has grown to 2,334 people – more than a 50 per cent increase – since Dexter took office.
“The Dexter NDP neglected long-term care in Wolfville for more than four years,” Buchan said. “Now, seniors and their families in Kings South are right to wonder what took the NDP so long to make this a priority.”
Buchan says the Premier had ample time to address many health care challenges during his government’s mandate and instead opted to waste upwards of $60 million in an expensive, top-heavy administrative system.
“Today we see the latest on a long list of empty promises from a Premier desperate to keep his job,” Buchan said. “For Dexter to make a promise so starkly in contrast to his government's poor record is troubling to seniors and their families here in Kings South.”
Buchan said a Jamie Baillie PC government would put seniors first by finding savings in administrative board rooms and redirecting the money to vital services like long-term care beds.
A PC government will reduce the number of district health authorities in the province from 10 to three, saving taxpayers about $60 million that can instead be spent where it should be: on the front lines of health care.