Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter says Liberal Leader Stephen McNeil's position on public funding for a stadium in Halifax capable of holding Canadian Football League games is a contradiction.

Nova Scotia's three main political party leaders were asked during a radio debate Thursday whether they would be willing to support taxpayers' money for a stadium in the city.

McNeil says it would be irresponsible not to entertain such a proposal, though he added it would depend on what the project looked like.

Dexter says that is a substantial contradiction for McNeil, who has campaigned against what the Liberals have described as the NDP government's record of corporate giveaways.

Dexter said it needed a business case before he would comment.

Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie says he would not endorse funding a stadium until there is a specific proposal before him and even then, only if it's affordable.

Halifax Regional Municipality has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on feasibility studies for a stadium and Mayor Mike Savage supports the idea. 

The province's voters cast their ballots Oct. 8.