Oct 13 2015

Halifax School Board must revisit policy change

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative Education critic Pat Dunn says parents should be notified if cases of head lice are reported in their child's school.

The Halifax Regional School Board changed their head lice policy in June. Parents will no longer be notified when specific cases arise, but rather they will be asked to take preventative measures a few times a year.

“Parents should be made aware of...

Oct 09 2015

PCs release list of Liberals’ incompetent blunders

HALIFAX, NS - October 8, 2015 marked the two year anniversary of the McNeil Liberal government’s election.

Today, the PCs released a list of some of their most incompetent blunders:

1.      Completely fumbled the law to protect victims of past sexual abuse

2.   ...

Sep 28 2015

HALIFAX, NS -  Inverness MLA Allan MacMaster is recommending the redevelopment of Cornwallis Park tender be used as an opportunity to create a community space respectful of all citizens. On March 17, 2015, MacMaster sent a letter to Halifax Mayor Mike Savage, but the request has been met with silence.

In the letter, MacMaster asked Mayor Savage to consider how hurt Mi’kmaq in our province must feel when a Halifax park puts Cornwallis on a pedestal despite him having placed...

Sep 28 2015

Lack of long-term care strategy and red-tape to blame

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie is calling on the McNeil government to address the consequences of downloading long-term care responsibilities onto municipalities and help find a solution for patients being forced to move from Grandeur Estates assisted living facility.

In order to comply with an HRM zoning bylaw,...

Sep 25 2015

Unit still closed and no beds nearby

PICTOU, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA for Pictou West, Karla MacFarlane, says another family is suffering because of the closure of the Aberdeen Hospital Mental Health unit.

A Pictou County man struggling with depression and suicidal tendencies was recently brought to Aberdeen Hospital by his wife. The couple, who wish to remain anonymous, were told since there were no beds available in Antigonish or Truro, he would be moved to...

Sep 25 2015

Health and safety of patients and staff at risk

HALIFAX, NS - Progressive Conservative Health critic Chris d'Entremont is calling on the McNeil Liberals to provide an update on when the government plans to replace the crumbling Victoria General (VG) Hospital.

The Victoria General Hospital is vital to the health and wellbeing of Nova Scotians. Any reduction in its services have immediate impacts. Early this morning, it was reported that two floors had been affected by ...

Sep 25 2015

MacLellan has responsibility to examine all options

SYDNEY RIVER, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA for Sydney River-Mira-Louisburg, Alfie MacLeod says Cape Bretoners expect the Liberal Minister of Transportation to consider the future of Cape Breton as he considers the options for the rail line.

Today, the three reports from the Minister’s Rail Advisory Committee were released and are being carefully reviewed by the PC Caucus. Businesses in Cape Breton have been...

Sep 23 2015

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative Environment critic Karla MacFarlane is calling on the McNeil Liberals to review the process which led to the approval of the Fall River Quarry.

Today, she wrote to Environment Minister Andrew Younger asking that his department get to the bottom of what happened and report publicly by October 14, 2015.  

Community members are upset because a new application from a new entity, Scotia Materials, was sent to Minister Younger’s...

Sep 23 2015

Baillie: Deputy Minister’s contract unfair

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie is calling on Premier McNeil to come clean about his tax avoidance scheme for his top aide, Bernie Miller.

The Premier’s Deputy Minister is paid through a contract to Miller’s professional services corporation, of which he is the only employee.  According to Miller’s contract, there is no severance clause. It is commonly understood that a...

Sep 23 2015

INVERNESS, NS - For the first time in the history of the program, the provincial government is not accepting applications to fund sport and recreation facilities (Recreation Facility Development Program). 

Danny MacDonald, president of the Mabou Sailing Club, says the decision by the government is having a direct impact on its organization.

“We tried to apply for funds to expand the Mabou Sailing Club because our program was sold out. We have the numbers to prove...