Dexter lauds NDP successes, slams Liberal leader at AGM
NDP's 5-year mandate runs out June 2014, but an election is expected sometime this year
Nova Scotia's premier highlighted the NDP's successes over the past four years during a speech today at what will likely be the party's last annual general meeting before an election.
Darrell Dexter says his party helped bring multibillion dollar projects to the province, like the federal shipbuilding contract and the Maritime Link portion of the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project.
He also noted more recent initiatives such as extending dental care for younger children and providing funding for insulin pumps for youth.
In his speech at Halifax's Pier 21, Dexter slammed the Liberals for their plan to dismantle district health authorities and create one large board.
He also quipped at Stephen McNeil, showing a short video clip of the Liberal leader and criticizing the party's track record.
The NDP government's five-year mandate runs out in June 2014, but it is expected to call an election sometime this year.