At the Nov. 1st meeting of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly, Brian Comer, MLA for Cape Breton East and cabinet minister for the Houston government, spoke in support of Bill 340 despite the objections raised by the CBRM.
During his comments, he claimed that when he goes to his caucus to request something, he is told "you can't be asking for anything else for Cape Breton. You guys are getting everything." The link provided for the full session, over 11 hours long, is included below.
It may have been convenient for Comer to boast of everything that Cape Breton was receiving in order to back Bill 340. However, if we examine the factors upon which the health of the municipality may be judged, the state of the CBRM isn't one that would lead you to believe we're "getting everything" just because there are some overdue infrastructure projects underway.
Nov. 1, 2023 - House of Assembly Proceedings:
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