Aug 20 2014

Fishermen need support, not more anxiety about their future

HALIFAX, NS - For the third time in as many weeks, Progressive Conservative Fisheries and Aquaculture critic John Lohr is calling on Liberal Minister Keith Colwell to reveal his plan for the Nova Scotia lobster tax.

Colwell shocked the lobster industry on...

Aug 20 2014

Government removes My-Play without providing alternative

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative Gaming Control critic Chris d’Entremont says incompetent Liberal planning is leaving vulnerable Nova Scotians at risk. The Liberals announced today that they are cutting the My-Play System from the province's video lottery terminals (VLTs) without providing a new plan to help problem gamblers.

The Liberals announced they would be removing the My-Play system today...

Aug 19 2014

d'Entremont wants answers from Liberal Minister

SYDNEY, NS - Progressive Conservative Health critic Chris d'Entremont is demanding answers from Health Minister Leo Glavine about a rat outbreak at the Cape Breton Regional Health Authority.

Visits by exterminators have doubled this summer. ‎Even though most of the rats have been sighted outside, there was one sighted inside the hospital's receiving entrance corridor and one in the basement.

"What is...

Aug 15 2014

Royalties could be used locally, under PC pilot project

SYDNEY, NS - Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie welcomes steps toward the development of Donkin Mine and is hopeful a deal will be finalized soon.

Earlier this week, it was announced that Glencore has reached an agreement to sell its 75 per cent interest in the Donkin Coal Project in Nova Scotia. The mine, if reopened, is expected to create 300 direct new jobs.

“Reopening the Donkin Mine is a key...

Aug 15 2014

PC MLA says there's "no excuse for this kind of incompetence" 

PICTOU, NS - Pictou East Progressive Conservative MLA Tim Houston wants Liberal Education Minister Karen Casey to take action to make sure windows are installed in classrooms at the combined W.A. MacDonald Elementary School and Highland Consolidated Middle School before the school year begins. Houston says anything less is unacceptable. 

Reacting to news from the school board that the windows...

Aug 15 2014

NOTE: Statistics Canada pulled its monthly job report after finding an error in last week’s release and today issued the revised numbers.

The PC Caucus has updated its release to reflect the correct information.

HRM loses 2,000, province loses 10,100 in the last year

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative Economic Development critic Karla MacFarlane is concerned about staggering job losses across Nova Scotia.

Statistics Canada data released today show...

Aug 13 2014

Liberals failing to get the basics right, students and families disappointed at every turn

WESTVILLE, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA for Pictou East, Tim Houston, says it’s unacceptable for students at the combined Dr. W.A. MacLeod Elementary School and Highland Consolidated Middle School to be returning to windowless classrooms for the second straight September.

Houston can't believe that there has been no work done on the building over the summer to...

Aug 12 2014

PC Leader: Liberals don’t get it

HALIFAX, NS – Opposition leader and oneNS coalition vice chair Jamie Baillie says the premier’s refusal to hold an August meeting of the oneNS coalition to draft an action plan to save Bell Aliant jobs proves he just doesn’t get it.

Along with NDP leader and fellow vice chair Maureen MacDonald, Baillie wrote the premier requesting a special August meeting. Speaking on behalf of the premier, Bernie Miller, his Deputy...

Aug 11 2014

SYDNEY, NS – Due to the serious infection that led to his hospitalization, Sydney River - Mira - Louisbourg MLA Alfie MacLeod has undergone surgery to remove his left foot.

He is doing well and expected to make a full recovery.

“I want to thank my constituents for their patience during this time. Everyone’s kind words of support and encouragement have been very uplifting. I am committed to a full recovery and resuming my MLA duties as soon as possible....

Aug 09 2014

PC Caucus Statement: Alfie MacLeod hospitalized with serious infection

SYDNEY, NS - Sydney River - Mira - Louisbourg MLA Alfie MacLeod wishes to advise his constituents that he has been hospitalized with a serious infection. 

"I am committed to a full recovery and resuming my MLA duties as soon as possible, but for now, my health and my family must come first. It's a great honour to represent the people of Sydney River - Mira -Louisbourg. My...