Nova Scotia’s premier is lashing out at the province’s opposition parties over their criticism of his government’s attempts to attract jobs, accusing them of driving away business.
   
Darrell Dexter raised the issue Thursday, saying the Liberals and Progressive Conservatives were being irresponsible in questioning two payroll rebates announced last week.
   
The deals were signed with Calgary-based engineering firm Projex Technologies and IBM Canada.
   
Dexter says some of the criticism in the legislature had unfairly questioned the reputations of the companies.
   
He says the criticism “chills” opportunities in the province for advancement and economic development.

Both opposition leaders shrugged off the premier’s critique, saying Dexter is simply showing his frustration with government policies that are not spurring job growth.