To the editor,
It is very good to hear the news and know that Michelin is doing a $73-million plant expansion in Waterville. It will not only bring 50 more jobs to Nova Scotia over the next five years it will also bring spinoff jobs to the rest of the province. As well it might mean an increase in production at the Granton plant here in Pictou County.
But it leaves me with a big question mark. If the Dexter government can invest $8.9 million of our tax dollars with Michelin that more or less said that they were doing the expansion on their own because of the demand for the extra wide truck tires. Why, and I ask the question again, why cannot the Dexter government help out Maritime Steel that can put 50 men back to work? For they have the orders on the books but not the working capital to work with. But now I understand that they will give Maritime Steel $16,000 to work out a business plan. To me this is just a stalling tactic.
I have always had the understanding that when a person is voted into office they are there to help out the people and the businesses in their riding.
So Mr. Landry, where are you and what are you doing to help out the men who work at Maritime Steel? I think it is time that we heard from you and not by the way of a picture op. Thank you and have a great day.