November 30th, 2018

Martin: Closing Cape Breton Post press hurts local economy

HALIFAX -- NDP Labour Spokesperson Tammy Martin made the following statement today in response to Saltwire’s decision to move the printing of the Cape Breton Post to Halifax.

“Saltwire’s decision is another example of jobs and services moving off of Cape Breton Island. The closure of the Cape Breton Post press in Sydney means the loss of 14 good union jobs, which will impact not only the staff and their families but the local economy as well.
“We need investment in the Cape Breton economy. Unfortunately, this move follows the Liberal government’s lead of centralizing services in Halifax. A sound approach to economic development has to include the whole province.”