As election day approaches, the leaders are in their final sprint to the finish line.
NDP Premier Darrell Dexter will be Antigonish, Port Hawkesbury, Eskasoni First Nation and wrap up in Sydney. PC leader Jamie Baillie will make a stop in Lower Sackville, Chester and finish in Blockhouse. Liberal leader Stephen McNeil will make the rounds in Cumberland County, Colchester County, Lunenburg County and wrap up in HRM.
Yesterday, the governing New Democrats took aim at the Liberal plan for health care. Dexter says rural Nova Scotians are angry with a Liberal promise to cut the number of health boards from 10 to two. He says people fear it will jeopardize their access to health care.
McNeil says voters are telling him they want money spent on doctors and hospitals. The Liberals say the plan would save 13-million dollars that could go into patient care.
Baillie was campaigning with federal Justice Minister Peter MacKay in New Glasgow. He repeated his message that the Tories are a better alternative to the NDP government than the Liberals.
At dissolution, the NDP held 31 seats in the legislature, followed by the Liberals at 12 and the Tories with seven. There were also two vacancies.