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Oct 31 2014

Railway announcement welcome news

HALIFAX, NS - ‎Cape Breton Progressive Conservative MLAs, Alfie MacLeod and Eddie Orrell, say they are cautiously optimistic about news of provincial intervention in the Cape Breton railway. 

Earlier today the government introduced legislation that would ‎make it harder for the company that operates the line, Genosee and Wyoming, to pull up the tracks. 

Eddie Orrell, PC MLA for ‎Northside-Westmount, was pleased with...

Oct 29 2014

MacFarlane: Nova Scotians deserve clean air and good jobs

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA for Pictou West, Karla MacFarlane is calling on the McNeil Liberals to end the practice of forcing Nova Scotians to choose between clean air and a good job. The jobs at the Northern Pulp mill are very important and so is air quality.

Today, MLAs in the Legislature debated the PC’s Clean Air Act.  

It lays out detailed requirements for maintaining the air...

Oct 29 2014

HALIFAX, NS - Progressive Conservative Justice critic and MLA for Inverness, Allan MacMaster, supports the elimination of time limits for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence who want to file law suits.

Today in the Legislature, the new Limitations of Actions Act was introduced.

MacMaster says the changes are important to empower survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence.

“This is an important piece of legislation. Simplifying the process for...

Oct 28 2014

HALIFAX, NS – Inverness MLA Allan MacMaster used his first statement under the new rules of the Legislature to honour the late Alistair MacLeod in Gaelic today.

“Alistair MacLeod and his writing mean a lot to the people of Inverness County,” said MacMaster. “I thought he would have appreciated being paid tribute in the language of his people.”

MacLeod’s words resonated with millions of people of diverse cultural backgrounds and his books were...

Oct 24 2014

Calls on Premier to withdraw statements

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA for Pictou East, Tim Houston, says the Premier’s intimidation tactics will not keep him from standing up for his constituents.

Yesterday, the Premier got angry when questioned about Boat Harbour, and said “Time after time, members from Pictou stand up in this House asking us to cut this tax, cut that tax, fix that classroom, clean up Boat Harbour, fix the mill. They can...

Oct 24 2014
HALIFAX, NS – Today in the Legislature, Opposition Leader Jamie Baillie, introduced a Bill to establish fixed election dates for the province of Nova Scotia.
 
Entitled the Modernizing Government Act, the Bill would fix an election date for e‎very four years. 
 
In opposition, this was an area of common ground between the Liberals and the...
Oct 24 2014

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative Fisheries and Aquaculture critic John Lohr says Liberal incompetence is creating confusion in the lobster industry.  

Yesterday, the Liberal Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell said a proposed new levy on lobster will not take effect this winter. The two cent levy was a recommendation of the 2013 Maritime Lobster Panel report. In July, Lohr called on the Minister to take action on the report because deadlines were passing...

Oct 22 2014
Today in the Legislature, the Hon. Jamie Baillie made the following statement about the tragedy unfolding in Ottawa:
 
Today is a sad day. It is a tragedy that is both personal and national. A soldier has been shot dead. Our sympathies go out to his family and we thank him for his service. Through him, we also thank all our peace officers, police, firefighters, Canadian Forces personnel and others who keep us safe and sometimes put themselves in harms way...
Oct 21 2014

Raw footage reveals Minister was not taken out of context, disproves “cut and paste” accusation

HALIFAX, NS –  Today in the Legislature Progressive Conservative MLA John Lohr stood on a Point of Privilege asking Agriculture Minister Keith Colwell to apologize for misleading Nova Scotians and the House of Assembly.

Progressive Conservatives have been pressing  the Liberal Minister to find a reasonable solution to assist small scale turkey processors...

Oct 21 2014

Dunn calls on the Liberals protect young students

HALIFAX, NS – Today in the Legislature, Progressive Conservative MLAs introduced the Education Fund Protection Act and the School Supplies Tax Credit Act.

The Education Fund Protection Act, which was introduced by PC Finance critic Tim Houston, would protect any education savings plan for post-secondary school from seizure should a family encounter bankruptcy. It will not include any other payments or refunds of...