FREDERICTON – NDP Leader Dominic Cardy expressed his sympathy to the men and women who will be losing their jobs at the Picadilly mine.
“This is a huge loss for the workers at the mine, the people of Sussex and surrounding areas and, New Brunswick in general,” Cardy said. “My thoughts are with all those affected.”
Cardy criticized Brian Gallant for being in Switzerland and not in the province to offer support.
“It’s unfortunate that Brian Gallant is socializing over in Switzerland and not here doing what New Brunswickers elected him to do: lead.”
“Mr. Gallant should not have gone to Switzerland with his federal buddies,” Cardy criticized. “He should be in Sussex right now, ensuring these hard working men and women that his government is going to helping them figure out what is next.”
Cardy said Gallant should be in Sussex working with the communities to develop retraining programs. He also said the same should be done for workers coming back from out west.
“Brian Gallant likes to say governing is about choices,” Cardy said. “It’s completely unacceptable that he made the choice to be in Switzerland at this time.”