NS election debate

Liberal leader Stephen McNeil fended off multiple attacks on his record last night as the major-party leaders clashed during a leaders debate on the CBC.

The Canadian Press says that Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie and the N-D-P’s Gary Burrill targeted McNeil’s broken promises on doctors and the film tax credit.  But McNeil brushed off the barrage of criticisms, pointing to his achievements while in office.

Still, his opponents pointed to what they painted as his penny-pinching, top-down style with teachers and other public-sector union while in government.