Since the feds are supporting the Convention Centre project ( a silly sop that won’t help the province) we predict Nova Scotia will NOT get the shipping contract (an important productive enterprise that would help the province).
We agree with the Taxpayers Federation which is disappointed.
“In giving this project the green light, the feds have ensured taxpayers will be on the hook for a heavy initial outlay as well as millions more in future operating loses,” the federation’s Kevin Lacey said in a release.
“Today’s announcement means that money better spent on tax reduction, schools and hospitals will instead be wasted on this resource-draining undertaking.”
He also criticized Ottawa’s decision to spend more money than was originally requested.