REALITY CHECK: Conservatives get a D+ on promises from 2019.
CHARLOTTETOWN — CBC and Saltwire analyzed the Conservatives election platform promises from the 2019 and gave them a barely passing grade of D+.
“This election is about who will stand up and fight for every day Islanders,” says Campbell Webster, NDP Candidate in District 10. “And it’s clear that getting a D+ on delivering on their 2019 promises is not good enough for Islanders. Islanders deserve better. ”
They didn’t deliver on things like:
- A property tax credit for seniors
- Tax exemption for firefighting equipment for firefighters
- High-speed internet by 2021
- Increase basic personal exemption
- Tax credit for employers who hire high school & post-secondary students
- Mental health program for youth and seniors
“In fact, some of these promises from the Conservatives have been made again in this election. Islanders believed him then, why should we trust him now?,” says Webster. “I know Islanders want something better in our province, with our Leader Michelle Neill and our full slate of candidates, this time every single Islanders has the opportunity to vote NDP.”
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