New Brunswick New Democrats release full campaign platform and costing

The New Brunswick New Democrats have released their full campaign platform for the upcoming provincial election, saying it would make a difference for people now.

NDP Leader Jennifer McKenzie said the platform represents the values of her party and the people of the province.

The party is promising a $15-per-hour minimum wage, public home care and more affordable post-secondary education.

Campaigning in Saint John, McKenzie said the platform should send a clear message to New Brunswickers that her party is listening to them.

She said the full platform of promises would cost $766 million, but generate revenues of $723 million, resulting in a deficit of $43 million in 2019-2020.

The NDP have not had a member in the New Brunswick legislature since 2005.