NDP launches online petition calling for the end of corporate handouts in New Brunswick

FREDERICTON – NDP Leader Dominic Cardy has announced the creation of an online petition for the end of corporate handouts in New Brunswick.

“Liberal and Tory governments have wasted hundreds of millions of dollars of taxpayer money in embarrassing attempts to buy jobs,” Cardy said. “Instead of simply making New Brunswick a good place to do business, Liberals and Tories have been more focused on helping their friends.”

“As the current government is circling the province searching for ways to right our fiscal situation, the NDP is suggesting a simple way to save roughly $200 million a year,” Cardy said.

On the petition, which launches today on the NDP website, Cardy asks supporters to join him in the fight to end corporate handouts.

“Everywhere I go I hear from New Brunswickers that they are tired of the New Brunswick government giving away their tax dollars to well connected corporations. I couldn’t agree more,” Cardy said. “Every dollar that goes to more corporate handouts is one less dollar going to our children’s education system, one less dollar going into our healthcare system and one more dollar on our provincial debt.”

“Join me in saying enough is enough. Let’s end the corporate handouts! Because New Brunswick deserves better!”