Empty Slogan No Substitute for Clear Plan – NDP

FREDERICTON – New Brunswick NDP Executive Director Stephen Yardy is looking for specifics after the Liberal Party announced their campaign slogan “Moving New Brunswick Forward” Wednesday. In the press release, the party talks of lofty goals without saying how they plan to achieve them.

“This is something we have seen time and time again – promising the moon without saying specifically what you will do if elected,” Yardy said. “Apparently the ‘new approach’ has become moving ‘New Brunswick forward’. Does Brian Gallant really think the people of New Brunswick will forget the record of the previous Liberal government or the last two years of constant evasion?”

Yardy said people need to know the party they support is offering real solutions and a clear plan to turn this province around.

“Brian Gallant has to do more than offer empty slogans,” Yardy said. “What’s next? A platform launch interpretive dance?”

“The new NDP has been out there with detailed plans on job creation, debt reduction, clean government reform, and respecting pensioners. In 2014, if you aren’t willing to be straight forward with the electorate, you should clear the way for someone who will,” Yardy said. “Dominic Cardy is the only leader who has been open and clear about his plan to get New Brunswick back on track.”

Yardy noted that an NDP pre-campaign video predicted the Liberals would not be up front with the voters on what they would do if elected. The link to the video, Gritphone, can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnTU11EipNg