Nova Scotia’s Liberals and Progressive Conservatives are making their pitches on infrastructure spending today.
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Tory Jamie Baillie promised a $2-billion Rebuild Nova Scotia Fund – with half the money coming from Ottawa – that would build roads and other infrastructure.
Liberal Premier Stephen McNeil, meanwhile, announced an extra $60 million a year in infrastructure spending.
McNeil says the Liberals would spend $50 million on new schools and improvements to main streets, and an extra $10 million to improve the province’s gravel roads.
Baillie says the Tories would not go into deficit for their fund, which would twin “Nova Scotia’s most dangerous highways,” build a new Victoria General hospital and bring high-speed internet to rural areas.
He says the fund would create thousands of jobs.