Promises, promises: Keeping track of what the N.S. party leaders say they’ll do

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Nova Scotians are heading to the polls connected Aug. 17 successful the province’s 41st wide election.

Summer elections are rare, and this 1 is particularly antithetic owed to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Check back, arsenic Global News keeps a tally of the large parties’ promises arsenic the run rolls on.

Liberals

July 19

Liberal Leader Iain Rankin said a re-elected Liberal authorities would put $45 cardinal implicit 5 years to renew a programme that encourages businesses to put successful cleanable technology.

Rankin said the Sustainable Innovation Rebate Program volition supply a 25 per cent rebate for the instauration of innovative solutions and greenish technology.

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Progressive Conservatives

July 19

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Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Houston started time 3 of the Nova Scotia predetermination run by saying it’s often quicker to bid a pizza successful the state than to person ambulance services.

Houston told a quality league a PC authorities would see increasing the exigency services budget erstwhile it sees information connected telephone volumes and staffing levels.

NDP

July 18

NDP Leader Gary Burrill took to the podium to launch the party’s 10-year program for the province that would see imperishable rent power and paid sick days, arsenic the state entered the 2nd time of the predetermination campaign.

Burrill released the alleged “vision document” outlining the party’s program for Nova Scotia successful the lawsuit of a New Democrat victory.

A accepted level volition beryllium released successful the coming days, helium said.

July 19

Burrill said an NDP authorities would permanently destruct ambulance fees for each Nova Scotians.

Het met with Danica Pettipas, who was shocked erstwhile she received 4 ambulance bills for question betwixt the Halifax Infirmary, the COVID-19 portion and a betterment infirmary during her unwellness with COVID-19. She said 2 COVID-related ambulance fees were waived, but 2 did not suffice to beryllium dropped.

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With files from The Canadian Press 

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