PC leader Jamie Baillie, centre, was at East Kings Health Centre in Wolfville to announce his party’s plan to introduce legislation preventing strikes on Sept. 22. He is flanked by Annapolis candidate Ginny Hurlock and Kings South candidate Shane Buchan. – Jennifer Vardy Little, www.kingscountynews.ca
A Tory government would work with the county to move the airport and allow for a Michelin expansion, says leader Jamie Baillie.
“We will do everything we can to encourage Michelin to invest more money and create more jobs in our province,” Baillie said, adding that his party would also eliminate the First Contract Arbitration bill that drew ire from big businesses like Michelin after it was introduced.
“We would work with local government on a plan that supports an expansion of jobs at Michelin,” he added.
During a stop in Wolfville Sept. 22, Baillie also expressed concern over a recently-discovered phone poll error. In the week following the election call, the NDP Party had hired an Ontario-based firm to poll voters in some districts, including Kings North. Last week, KingsCountyNews.ca discovered that the polling firm had been using the wrong name of the PC candidate.
“I’m very disappointed that there is a party that has engaged in those kinds of tactics,” Baillie said. “They have had months and months of notice as to who our candidates are. We had a big splash when John Lohr was nominated June 6. It’s a matter of public record, 500 people were at the meeting. Somehow, the NDP missed it, but everyone else in Kings North knows that John Lohr is our candidate.”
Baillie added that the polling issue was not going to change the way the Tories campaigned in the riding. The NDP have stated that they intend to call the 50 voters polled in the riding to apologize and give them the correct information.