To the editor,
This past week statistics Canada released its findings of the shrinking population in Nova Scotia as of July 1: 940,789 a decrease of 4,292 or 0.5 per cent.
Now just what is taking place here? I guess to find the answer we have to go back in history a little. At one time in this province there were lumber mills and woods crews, coal mining, steel making, Canada Car, fish plants and pulp mills. But over the years these have all but disappeared. And along with them so did the spinoff jobs that supply these plants.
We have to ask ourselves just what did the Liberal or PC governments of those years do to keep these plants open? Over the years they were in power many businesses left the province to open up elsewhere. Moir’s Chocolate from Dartmouth is now in Mexico and shipping the produce back to us.
Every level of government should be finding ways to keep plants open and business here, including county and town councils. But that has not been happening. Today’s NDP government has kept pulp mills open, woods crews and truckers working along with other spinoffs. It has tried to bring other businesses to the province. It is up to us to have our voices heard and our vote counted for a government that has brought jobs and kept businesses open, looked after seniors, gave us better health care and cut wait times at ER, along with a balanced budget.
Need I say more, for when one looks back in history we find the Liberals and PCs did not do very much for the province. But they did run up a large debt.