From the campaign trail…
The Liberals are promising to expand eligibility for the Caregiver Benefit program, almost doubling the number of people who could get help. The Grits would also invest $2.25 million over three years on technology, so doctors could consult patients in their homes.
The NDP is promising more support for seniors. Gary Burrill says the NDP would not only restore cuts by the Liberals, but add $60 million to long-term care over four years. It would also freeze pharmacare premiums and push for a National Pharmacare Plan.
Conservative leader Jamie Baillie was talking about the film tax credit and investing $34 million for a refundable credit. The Tories would also give Nova Scotian productions more opportunities, access to funding as well speeded-up processing.