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May 22 2015

NEW GLASGOW, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA for Pictou Centre, Pat Dunn, wants answers from the McNeil Liberals on the decision to exclude Roots for Youth in Pictou County from Youth Outreach Program funding announced this week.

Yesterday, the Liberal Minister for Community Services, Joanne Bernard, announced funding for five Youth Outreach programs across the province.

“The Liberal government is picking winners and losers. It’s our most vulnerable youth...

May 22 2015

Lohr thanks Mr. Sullivan for his service

HALIFAX, NS - Progressive Conservative Economic and Rural Development critic John Lohr is calling on the McNeil Liberals to make sure there is a fair and transparent process to replace Nova Scotia Tourism Agency CEO, Patrick Sullivan.

“The McNeil Liberals have a history of patronage appointments. I want to make sure this position is filled by the best candidate possible, no matter their political affiliation,” said Lohr....

May 15 2015

Dunn disappointed with Liberal government’s leadership

NEW GLASGOW, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA for Pictou Centre, Pat Dunn, says the Legislature adjourned with too many issues still ongoing and no plan to deal with them.

Monday, the Spring Session of the Legislature adjourned with the Liberal budget at the forefront of unresolved issues.

“This province needed a budget focusing on job creation and rebuilding our economy,” says Dunn. “...

May 15 2015

STEWIACKE, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA for Colchester – Musquodoboit Valley, Larry Harrison, says he is concerned about local communities across the province after the spring Legislature Session.

The session came to an end earlier this week with little to no planning for the future of Nova Scotia’s economy.

“Our local communities are the heart of Nova Scotia. There should be a plan in place to help families live and work here,” says Harrison...

May 15 2015

Not enough help for rural communities

KENTVILLE, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA for Kings North, John Lohr, says he voted against the Liberal budget earlier this week because it makes life harder for people in rural communities.

The legislative session ended on Monday. Lohr says he wanted to see a plan for rebuilding Nova Scotia’s economy and resource-based industries like agriculture.

“Agricultural producers are at the heart of many of our rural...

May 15 2015

Helps offset Liberal cuts to rural infrastructure

INVERNESS, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA for Inverness, Allan MacMaster, says he’s pleased to see the federal government funding initiatives in small communities, something the McNeil government failed to do in its recent budget.

Today, while in Truro, the Prime Minister announced the new Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, which will provide significant support for existing community and cultural...

May 14 2015

Minister Bernard must release next steps for children in care

HALIFAX - The closure of the Dayspring Children’s Centre has Progressive Conservative Community Services critic Larry Harrison worried more children will end up in hotels as they wait for proper placement.

Liberal minister Joanne Bernard confirmed yesterday that the facility, which cares for children under 12 with emotional and behavioural issues under the care of the province, will close. The minister claimed...

May 14 2015

Orrell says too many questions go unanswered

NORTH SYDNEY, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA for Northside-Westmount, Eddie Orrell, says he voted against the Liberal budget earlier this week because there was no plan to address the real concerns rural Nova Scotians are facing.

Orrell said if anything, the budget delivered by the McNeil government added more hardship for Cape Bretoners and had no plan to rebuild our economy.

“Families in Cape Breton have been...

May 14 2015

PICTOU, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA for Pictou West, Karla MacFarlane, says the McNeil Liberals left too many issues unresolved when the Legislative session ended earlier this week.

She says the budget should have focused on a plan to create jobs and rebuild the economy, especially in rural communities. The Liberal budget was pushed through by using their majority, leaving many industries with unanswered questions about their future.

MacFarlane voted against the...

May 12 2015

Unfair budget will place more hardship on rural NS

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA for Inverness, Allan MacMaster, voted against the McNeil government’s 2015-16 budget as the spring sitting of the Legislature came to a close last night. 

"This budget was full of bad decisions for rural Nova Scotia," said MacMaster. "People have lost jobs, recreation facilities will lose funding, and road maintenance funding is down 25 per cent from...