Fast, efficient, and available transportation and infrastructure networks are critical to the day to day lives of all Nova Scotians. The free flow of goods and services, as well as tourism and a host of other industries depend on bold generational investment. That is why as premier I commit the following:
Connecting Our Province
Cell and internet service are essential for every Nova Scotian to live and work. As a government we have made some progress on both fronts, however further investment is needed to ensure we are offering broader coverage and services.
As premier I am committed to further investing in cell and internet networks. This investment will allow residents to be connected in their homes and small business to grow and reach broader markets.
Twinning Our Highway
We must invest in our roads and transportation links across the province. This will keep Nova Scotians, goods, services, and tourism among other sectors moving. We know that a twinned highway is a safe highway, and it will more efficiently allow the movement of residents and goods.
As premier, I have a vision to work with cabinet and regional stakeholders to ensure we bring forward a plan to twin our highways from Yarmouth to the CBRM. I also commit to the full twining of our highway to Bridgewater.
Cross Provincial Priority Transit Projects
I will work with municipalities to invest in transit priority projects to ensure that Nova Scotians have an environmentally friendly and accessible means of moving around their communities. We will not be afraid to look at solutions for our smaller communities and that of our larger ones.
Cobequid Pass Toll Free For Nova Scotians
I am committed to removing the toll on the Cobequid Pass for all Nova Scotia vehicles. We should not deter Nova Scotians from moving around their communities or visiting other regions of our Province. This measure would be in my Spring 2021 budget.