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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.
By Wendy Elliott
Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie stopped by Kings County Sept. 11 with what he calls his plan for "real change.”
Baillie was in Kings South with PC candidate Shane Buchan and they stopped at Domain de Grand Pré to talk to owner Hans Peter Stutz.
The PC leader said he views Kings as a key county to elect candidates in because it has traditionally voted PC.
“I hope those people will be voting true to their principles,” Baillie said. “I think as people get to know me – and, it’s true, I am from Truro - our three new candidates and our great team, they’ll see we can represent the county.”
Baillie said he intends to be a premier for all Nova Scotia, not just Kings County.
When releasing his party’s platform earlier in the day, Baillie said he has identified more than $200 million in cost savings in each of the next four years that are fully laid out and could change the way the province is run.
In his platform, Change That Works, Baillie said he would boost the farm investment fund to help farmers improve their land, enhance their yields and add pest control measures.
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He also said he wants to work out a “buy local” program for provincial institutions and create a food strategy.
“The Valley is our bread basket.”
Baillie, who is a chartered accountant, said he wants to assist universities like Acadia by providing them with multi-year budgets.
He expects scrapping the small business tax and increasing the equity tax credit will create 20,000 new jobs.
Baillie added candidates like Buchan and Kings North’s John Lohr understand the struggles of homegrown, small businesses.
Growing the economy, he said, will help fund the cost of education and health care services.
“Change that Works is the kind of plan that Nova Scotians tell me they want: a plan that will lower taxes, freeze power rates, stop wasteful spending and get Nova Scotians back to work,” Baillie concluded.