Candidates Debate In Queens County

Posted on Friday, May 19, 2017 16:47 PM

Three of the four candidates for Queens-Shelburne made their case for fixed election dates in front of an audience of about 100 people at the Astor theatre in Liverpool last night.

NDP candidate John Davis thinks the lack of a set date wastes time and money.

"We're wasting about $8-million bucks," he says. "It should be going to seniors care, that should be going to education, that should be going to healthcare. It isn't."

Kim Masland with the PC felt a set date would allow all parties to find and vet their prospective candidates.

"Many of these candidates, as well as myself, you have to step away from a job, and you need to be able to plan if you're going to put forth your candidacy."

Liberal candidate Vernon Oickle disagrees.

"Let's get on with this election and let's get it settled," he says. "When the government has completed it's mandate, which we've done, we send it out to the people to decide and we move forward."

Nova Scotians will head to the polls May 30.