Like many in the area, Pictou West MLA Karla MacFarlane is scratching her head over the government’s decision to close the Pictou VIC.

“My biggest concern is why a VIC at an entry point into the province is being closed,” MacFarlane was quoted as saying in an article in the Pictou Advocate.

The article goes on to say that MacFarlane has suggested that Economic and Rural Development and Tourism Minister Michel Samson reconsider the decision. She said it negates the recommendation in the ‘Now or Never’ report on the rural economy led by Ray Ivany to double tourism.

She said the government should keep all the VICs open this year and “find efficiencies in order to have equal representation among VICs across the province.”

“No one argues that we have to do things differently, but for the Liberals to just cut the legs out from under our community with no plan is incompetent,” said MacFarlane.

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