Mirroring charges against the Democrats in the United States, the Tories called the NDP a “socialist government” yesterday in a news release.

Former cabinet minister Cecil Clarke sent out a release attacking Tourism Minister Percy Paris for celebrating the return of airport service to Yarmouth while refusing to fund the CAT ferry.

“This community has been devastated by this socialist government, so to throw out a hollow platitude only makes it worse,” Clarke said in the release.