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Sep 01 2015

TRURO, NS – Progressive Conservative Business critic, John Lohr, is calling on the McNeil Liberals to investigate whether Nova Scotians are being inappropriately charged for paper billing.

A bill for rural broadband obtained by the PC Caucus office shows that Seaside Communications is charging three dollars per month for paper billing (attached). The CRTC ruled last year that broadcasting companies cannot...

Sep 01 2015

Baillie calls on Minister to investigate further

HALIFAX, NS - Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie is calling the McNeil Liberals response to the province’s gas shortage inadequate.

“Simply monitoring the situation is not good enough. It’s incompetent,” said Baillie. “The Liberals should investigate the causes of supply disruption and commit to reporting the findings publically. People need answers before the winter heating season....

Sep 01 2015

Baillie concerned for patient safety

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie the Nova Scotia health system is crumbling in the total absence of a competent plan from the Liberal government.

Yesterday, it was reported by the CBC that officials have declared a Code Census at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in...

Aug 31 2015

Calls on them to release 2015 tournament expenses today

HALIFAX, NS - Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie says the McNeil Liberals must come clean with their expensive taxpayer-funded golf party.

He is calling on the McNeil Liberals to release the expenses for the 2015 RBC Canada Cup/Nova Scotia Open Golf Tournament today.

Documents obtained by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation show that in 2014, the McNeil government spent $22,805.49 on food and alcohol for...

Aug 28 2015

STATEMENT: PC leader Jamie Baillie’s reaction to the closure of PS Atlantic and SIM Digital

HALIFAX, NS – “Today’s news of the impending closure of  PS Atlantic and SIM Digital is distressing but not surprising. Premier McNeil should meet with Screen Nova Scotia before he leaves on his trip to Asia. The film industry is a major employer and they are in crisis. Premier McNeil must take action immediately. This is the devastating impact of...

Aug 28 2015

Liberals ignoring opportunities to create new jobs

August 28, 2015
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HALIFAX, NS – Nova Scotia’s onshore natural gas development remains at a standstill, one year following the Wheeler Report’s sound advice for developing the industry.

August 28 marks one year since the release of the Wheeler Report, the comprehensive report that outlined how to successfully develop Nova Scotia’s onshore natural gas resources. Three days...

Aug 28 2015

Liberals fail mother desperate to get help for her son 

HALIFAX, NS - Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie is asking how many more heartbreaking stories does Premier McNeil have to hear before he will admit there is a crisis in our mental health system?

This week, the New Glasgow News wrote a story about a mother who is desperate to get help for son who suffers from depression. She was told by a police officer that maybe the only way to get him the medical...

Aug 27 2015

NEW GLASGOW, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA for Pictou Centre, Pat Dunn, is calling on the Minister of Transportation, Geoff McLellan, for a detailed update on the activity around the rail line in New Glasgow.

There have been many signs that maintenance has been carried out; however, the nature and extent of the maintenance is unknown.

“We have had no update on what is being done and what it will mean for the future of the tracks going through our town,”...

Aug 25 2015

Cumberland not represented on provincial health board

SPRINGHILL, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA for Cumberland South, Jamie Baillie, is calling on Liberal Health Minister Leo Glavine to reveal the plan for the ER at All Saints Hospital in Springhill.

Senior health officials from the Nova Scotia Health Authority in Halifax recently visited the hospital asking about the Emergency Room. Baillie says issues with Nova Scotian ERs have caused patients and staff at All...

Aug 25 2015

Houston calls for performance-based standards to improve service for Nova Scotians

HALIFAX, NS – Nova Scotia Power’s website failed to provide key information about power outages this past weekend in Halifax, despite a commitment from the utility to do better. Today, in a letter to Nova Scotia Power, the Utility and Review Board asked them to explain what happened during the weekend weather event.

“When the power goes out, Nova Scotians need to know when they...