Cumberland South MLA Murray Scott is asking Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union president Joan Jessome to get involved in the campaign opposing the decision to build a new jail in northern Nova Scotia, but excluding Cumberland County from the process.

“I am asking you to join myself, the elected leaders and citizens of the communities of Cumberland County and the officers and their families to tell the government that moving these officers from their communities is not an option,” Scott said in a letter to Jessome dated Monday.

Scott sent the letter in response to one Jessome sent him earlier in the month in which she said that whatever the government decides, she expects it to abide by the provisions of the union’s collective agreement and ensure that member’s jobs and rights are protected.

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