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MLA Warns of Recession in Cumberland
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MLA Warns of Recession in Cumberland

The MLA for Cumberland North launched a volley of harsh criticism in her assessment of Premier Stephen McNeil’s handling of the soon to close paper mill in Pictou County.

In a year-end interview on Six Rivers Radio, Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin levelled her criticism amid growing anger over the premier’s handling of Northern Pulp.

Smith-McCrossin says Paper excellence, the company that owns Northern Pulp, operates numerous mills, including one in environmentally conscious British Columbia.

The MLA says Paper Excellence can work with the Premier of BC and its strong stance on environmental protection, but it cannot work with Nova Scotia’s premier. She added, “It is a complete failure of him and his government.”

Smith-McCrossin linked the mill issue with the current crisis in health care saying, “He can’t get the job done. They are incompetent and they need to be gone. It is that simple.”

The MLA says the impact will be felt in Cumberland County, across the province, and even "the ivory towers" of Halifax.

She says forestry related businesses will be wiped out. It is not just Northern Pulp that will close. She says numerous small companies have been rendered worthless by the premier’s proclamation, noting that some companies have been family owned for two and three generations.

The MLA warned of impending layoffs, province wide. She says it will be devastating in Cumberland County and “will put us into a financial and economic recession.”

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Ed Hannigan

The premiers decision was/is political, not environmental. Great appeal to the non-rural electorate. There were alternatives in spite of Paper Excellence shoddy performance . Why do the Feds allow environment pollution from Quebec and BC and the NP crap into the Strait, affecting 3provinces was ducked by the Federal minister, Climate Barbie( a phoney) Whois only and all about CO2 .

Difficult position for Eliz. But her position was economic ,not political. Brave lady !


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Karen Alderson

She just answered her own question... the one in box is environmentally controlled and this one had many years to clean up their act.. she should think before she speaks


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Peter Spicer

Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin is spot on with her comments. Paper Excellence did their due diligence and would have passed the most rigorous environmental standards on the planet. This was a purely political decision to please those cottage owners on the straight and threw working rural Nova Scotians under the bus!


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Adam Davies

The challenge before us is how to find a balance between economic development and environmental protection. What we need is a coherent plan for the future so as to avoid these kinds of fiascoes in the years to come. We have seen the provincial Liberal plan but what is the plan from the Tories, the Greens and the NDP?


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Mike Masters

Elizabeth shows more leadership than her leader.

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