It’s a plan that local PC candidates say has tangible benefits for constituents in their ridings and across the province. Along with Kings West PC candidate Jody Frowley, Kings North PC candidate John Lohr highlighted their party’s plan to create jobs and boost the economy at his campaign office in Kentville on Oct. 4.
Lohr said too many Nova Scotians have been forced to find work in Fort McMurray. He said high tax and high spend policies have helped drive 7,500 Nova Scotians out of the province in the past four years.
“That commute divides families and wastes one of Nova Scotia’s best resources – hard working, highly skilled people,” Lohr said. “We are losing Nova Scotians to another province where taxes are lower, power is cheaper and there are more jobs.”
Lohr said the PC plan would create thousands of jobs by creating a tax-free zone for small businesses, putting $150 million back into local economies; cutting the HST to 13 per cent and putting $600 back in people’s pockets; freezing power rates, allowing Nova Scotia industry to compete again; scrapping job killing labour laws, showing investors Nova Scotia is open for business; cutting red tape for job creators; and encouraging investment in Nova Scotia companies by increasing the annual limit on equity tax credits to $250,000.