09/03/2013 09:17 EDT | Updated 11/03/2013 05:12 EST

Nova Scotia Tories promise school supplies tax credit for parents and teachers

HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's Progressive Conservatives are promising a tax credit of up to $200 for school supplies if the party forms the next government.

Leader Jamie Baillie says parents and teachers would be eligible under the plan, which he expects would cost about $3.9 million annually.

Baillie says the move is aimed at helping families make ends meet.

Baillie made the campaign-style announcement today in Halifax.

The NDP government is past the fourth year of its mandate and could call an election any time.