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Feb 26 2015
Leaking roofs, falling tiles and mouldy air concerns
 
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Feb 26 2015

MacFarlane to Whalen: don't tax literacy

 
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Feb 25 2015
Liberal incompetence continues to cause confusion in the healthcare system
 
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Feb 24 2015

Make office responsible to legislature, not government

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA and Human Resources Committee member Eddie Orrell is once again calling on the McNeil Liberal government to make the FOIPOP Officer an independent Officer of the Legislature.

The PCs put forward legislation in the fall, to make this change. Today at the legislative committee, the new FOIPOP Officer, Catherine Tully, said she’s expressed her desire to be an Officer of...

Feb 23 2015

PC MLA wants to see safety plan for school roofs

PICTOU, NS - Progressive Conservative MLA for Pictou Centre and Education critic Pat Dunn wants to know what the McNeil government is doing to ensure school roofs throughout the province are safe. 

Last week, the roof of the Greenwich Fire Department collapsed under the weight of snow. Earlier that same week, the roof also collapsed at the Halifax Curling Club. Two schools in Boston had school roof safety issues this...

Feb 23 2015

Dialysis unit needed in Barrington Passage

BARRINGTON PASSAGE, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA for Argyle-Barrington and Health critic Chris d’Entremont is urging the McNeil government to establish a dialysis unit in Barrington Passage. d’Entremont has written to Health Minister Leg Glavine urging him to put machines in the existing Barrington Passage Health clinic. 

“There are a number of residents in Shelburne County who need to make the trip to...

Feb 20 2015

Still no ruling on nurses, Dorsey reject Liberals’ regulation change

ARGYLE, NS – Progressive Conservative Health critic Chris d’Entremont says today’s ruling from health arbitrator James Dorsey may lead to further instability in Nova Scotian health care.

d’Entremont says the ongoing lack of clarity is proof that the initial legislation introduced by the McNeil government was rushed and poorly planned. They rammed it through and promised it would...

Feb 19 2015

MacFarlane to McNeil: End waste in government before cutting services

HALIFAX, NS – At a time when the Premier is warning Nova Scotians they’ll have to tighten their belts, the McNeil Liberals spent $108,000 on “creating soul spaces,” “truth-telling,” and “insights for the soul” in the public service.

“Not one struggling Nova Scotian will see any value in their hard-earned tax dollars being wasted on fanciful, feel good...

Feb 19 2015

PCs want action before another rate increase

HALIFAX, NS - Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie wants the McNeil Liberals to take action on electricity reform. 

Yesterday, the Liberals released a draft of their long-awaited "Electricity Review" for feedback, but it is missing any sort of action plan. An application for a rate increase could come as early as this spring.

"It's time for the Liberals to act. We don't need any more...

Feb 19 2015

Hardwood flooring company out of business, 11 out of work

HALIFAX, NS - Progressive Conservative Economic and Rural Development and Tourism critic John Lohr wants to see a long-term sustainable forestry plan from the McNeil Liberals to save rural jobs.

This morning, the Chronicle Herald reported that after 20 years in business, Rivers Bend Wood Products Inc. is closing its doors because it can’t access enough hardwood. The Antigonish County flooring company will be...