Liberal Economic Plan Will Create Thousands of Jobs, Strengthen Public Services

A Liberal government is committed to building a stronger economy that creates more jobs for young Nova Scotians and opportunities for the middle class.

“Our plan will create thousands of jobs throughout our province,” says Liberal Leader Stephen McNeil. “A stronger economy will make it possible to invest in health care, education and support for those who need it most.”

Liberal Leader Stephen McNeil visited Bluedrop Training and Simulation Inc. to highlight the party’s economic plan. Bluedrop has seen a 550 percent growth in its business in the company’s five years in Halifax. In the past few years, it has gone from a handful of employees to more than a hundred today.

“Nova Scotia is a great place from which to grow a global business,” says Emad Rizkalla, Bluedrop Founder and CEO. We are delivering leading edge innovation in Defence and Aerospace training and simulation from Halifax, something the Liberal government has made easier to do. The last few years have brought a ‘can do’ innovation spirit in Nova Scotia, there are great programs like Graduate to Opportunity, and great international talent moving here from all over the world. I am bullish on our prospects in NS.”

The Liberal plan will help us continue building a stronger and more prosperous economy. It is credible, comprehensive and fully costed. A new Liberal government will:

  • Invest in programs that will create more than 2,700 jobs for young Nova Scotians
  • Cut taxes for 500,000 Nova Scotians and more than 1,800 small businesses
  • Build safer highways and create thousands of jobs across the province through infrastructure investments
  • Invest in our aquaculture sector to create 1,000 jobs
  • Invest in our wine sector to create 500 jobs

“As our economy gets stronger, so does our ability to invest in our people,” McNeil said.

Our investments to strengthen public services include:

  • Creating more than 70 new collaborative health care teams across the province
  • Increasing residency spaces so that we have 56 more family physicians and more than 60 new specialists each year
  • Increasing the number of people eligible for support through the Caregiver Benefit program
  • Creating a universal, pre-primary program for all four-year-olds
  • Cutting waits for mental health care
  • Increasing supports for people with disabilities

“I know it hasn’t always been easy, but we are stronger now than we were four years ago,” said McNeil. “We don’t want to stop, we don’t want to turn back – we want to keep working with Nova Scotians to build a stronger province.”

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