The following is a statement from PC leader Tim Houston:
Today’s victory is a win for taxpayers.
Four years after filing a Freedom of Information request, and two years after taking the Liberals to court, the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia has sided with the PC Caucus and ruled that the Yarmouth Ferry management fee should be public knowledge.
Make no mistake- this is a decision for openness and transparency, and against the culture of secrecy the Liberals have demonstrated for eight years.
I’m calling on premier-designate Iain Rankin to commit to releasing details surrounding the ferry fee, immediately. Premier McNeil has refused on multiple occasions to make this information public.
Just weeks ago, while a candidate in the Liberal Leadership, Mr. Rankin touted the promise that he would be different and more transparent.
This is his opportunity to demonstrate that commitment, and restore transparency to government.
Premier-designate Rankin faces a choice: Follow the Court’s decision and commit to releasing the management fee, or carry on the culture of Liberal secrecy.