What they said
vs. What really happened
Broken Promises on Record
Breaks for Big Oilprev nextThat's what we call... A Broken Promise
What they said...This week, the Dexter government decided to extend more than $10 million in tax breaks to Big Oil.
The tax break will go to Imperial Oil, a company that made $3.37 billion in profits last year alone.
Yesterday, Premier Dexter said that the tax break was extended because things hadn’t changed much since 2004 when he voted against giving tax breaks to Big Oil.
Today, the Official Opposition has renewed their calls for the government to remove the tax-on-tax on gas – a move that would lower gas prices by four cents per litre. It was a policy the NDP supported when they were in opposition.
Premier Dexter tried to justify his flip-flop on breaks for Big Oil.
What really happened...He argued that things haven’t changed much since 2004, but in 2004 he voted against giving tax breaks to Big Oil.
It took Dexter nine minutes to finally admit he voted against the measure in 2004 and, after facing almost 20 minutes of questions and pressure from reporters, he flip-flopped mid-scrum and said things were far more ‘dire’ now than in 2004.
Now Dexter is against giving Nova Scotians a tax break and in favour of giving tax breaks to Big Oil.
Premier Dexter needs to stop flip-flopping and give Nova Scotians a tax break, not Big Oil.
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