Aug 28 2014

Choose the right CT Scanner for Inverness Hospital

Inverness Hospital Chief of Staff Dr. Pillai, community organizer John MacDonald, and MLA Allan MacMaster are calling on the government to buy the most advanced, ultra-low radiation CT Scanner for the Inverness Hospital. 

"There is an opportunity to purchase a more advanced scanner through a service agreement that would save the government over $1 million, and save communities in...

Aug 27 2014

YARMOUTH, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA for Argyle-Barrington Chris d’Entremont is concerned a shortage of firewood will mean a cold winter for many Nova Scotians and he is calling on the Minister of Natural Resources to address the anticipated shortage.

The shortage of firewood is being felt across the province. A number of factors are contributing to the shortage, including the inability to access Crown land, existing mill contracts, the exportation of wood, the...

Aug 27 2014

Urges Liberals to move forward strategically

PC MLA for Sydney River-Mira-Louisbourg Alfie MacLeod says he is cautiously optimistic about the purchase of Donkin Mine.

Media reports say US-based Cline Group will buy the majority share in Donkin Mine.

An issue near and dear to his heart, MacLeod has worked on the rejuvenation of Donkin Mine for years. He hopes the provincial government undertakes the necessary due diligence to ensure the re-opening of the mine is handled...

Aug 27 2014

Houston: Issue hardhats and work boots for students

WESTVILLE, NS- Progressive Conservative MLA for Pictou East, Tim Houston, is calling on the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board to ensure the safety of the students of the combined Dr. W.A MacLeod Elementary School and Highland Consolidated Middle Schools when they resume classes next week.

Students will once again be occupying windowless classrooms and trying to learn in the midst of a construction zone...

Aug 26 2014

Jobs plan and Immigration plan must go hand-in-hand

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie says today's announcement of a new Immigration Advisory Panel is a good first step toward growing the province's population.

“I'm pleased the government has turned to leaders like Wadih Fares and Collin Dodds to spearhead this important initiative,” said Baillie.

Baillie says the next step is for the Premier to match this...

Aug 25 2014

Family members concerned and discouraged

WESTVILLE, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA for Pictou East, Tim Houston is calling on the Minister of Community Services to explain the Liberal government’s decision to cut Riverview Adult Residential Center renovation project short.

The renovations were to be done in three phases. However, as the first two phases near completion, the Minister has cancelled the final phase, which was to include 34 new beds.


Aug 21 2014

McNeil government can’t get the job done

HALIFAX, NS – Opposition Leader Jamie Baillie says time is running out for the McNeil Liberals to take action on the Ivany report.

In February, the Liberal government was handed a comprehensive 19-goal strategy to turn Nova Scotia’s economy around. More than six months later, the Liberals have failed to take real action on any of the report’s recommendations.

“The Liberals received a report called...

Aug 21 2014

Statement from Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie on the death of Buddy MacMaster

Like all Nova Scotians, I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Nova Scotia fiddling legend Hugh Allan “Buddy” MacMaster.  On behalf of all members of the Progressive Conservative Caucus,  I extend my deepest sympathies to Mr. MacMaster’s family, friends, and the many people who have been touched by his music.

For decades, Mr....

Aug 21 2014

“Directive” to Northern Pulp has no real consequences

PICTOU, NS – Pictou West Conservative MLA Karla MacFarlane says the Liberal government’s latest “knuckle rap” to Northern Pulp does nothing to address the problem.  

Today, the Premier’s Office issued a Ministerial Order for Northern Pulp to take measures to reduce air quality emissions that exceed approved limits under the Environment Act. The order indicates the mill has until...

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...