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Jul 28 2015

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie is calling on the McNeil Liberals to finally post ministerial expenses online.

On Friday, the Premier shuffled some cabinet ministers’ portfolios and added Guysborough-Eastern Shore–Tracadie MLA Lloyd Hines and embattled MLA Andrew Younger to his inner cabinet circle. Hines made news recently for questionable expenses while Councillor for the District of Guysborough and Younger came under fire in the past...

Jul 28 2015

McNeil Liberals block Mental Health Foundation and hub schools from agenda

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative Human Resource Committee members, Karla MacFarlane and Eddie Orrell are appalled by the heavy handed and undemocratic tactics employed by Liberal MLAs in today’s committee meeting.

 

The PCs are once again calling on the Speaker to immediately reconvene a meeting of the Assembly Matters committee to deal with the systemic issues with...

Jul 27 2015

McNeil Liberals putting vulnerable people at risk

NEW GLASGOW, NS – Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie says Pictou County will not lose their mental health beds without a fight from the Official Opposition.

Aberdeen Hospital is set to close its eight-bed mental health unit next week. With no plan for mental health, or for the families and patients who struggle with mental illnesses, Baillie says the Liberals are putting lives at risk

"This decision...

Jul 24 2015

Premier ignores major issues in healthcare, says Baillie

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie says Premier McNeil’s cabinet shuffle today doesn’t go far enough.

He says for the McNeil government to turn a blind eye to the healthcare system, while patient care continues to suffer, is incompetent.

“The Premier clearly believes there are no major issues in our healthcare system and that everything is fine,” said Baillie...

Jul 24 2015

Congratulates Bill Black for being named Chairman of Board

 

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie is calling on the McNeil Liberals to join the national securities regulator.

Today, the PC Caucus congratulates Nova Scotia businessman Bill Black, who has been named the chairman of the expert board of directors for the proposed national securities regulator.

New Brunswick, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Ontario and Prince Edward...

Jul 21 2015

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA for Inverness and Service Nova Scotia critic, Allan MacMaster, says the Liberal government owes taxpayers a more detailed analysis of Service Nova Scotia’s potential delivery model.

The McNeil government is exploring the option of having private industry provide services for various registries in the province, including land, motor vehicle and joint stock. MacMaster says that while there may be potential savings for taxpayers, the...

Jul 20 2015

 

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative Health critic, Chris d’Entremont, today wrote Liberal Health Minister Leo Glavine, calling on him to bring forward a real plan to address the crisis in the mental health care system in Nova Scotia.

 As of August 3, Aberdeen Hospital in New Glasgow will be closing the doors to their eight-bed mental health unit.

“This is proof that there is a crisis in our mental health system,” says d’...

Jul 20 2015

Progressive Conservative leader wants Premier to do the same

HALIFAX, NS – With the news that Liberal leader Justin Trudeau does not support the Energy East pipeline, Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie wants Premier Stephen McNeil to put Nova Scotia first and defend the project.

The Progressive Conservatives have long supported the project and have fought for the proposed pipeline to be extended from New Brunswick to Nova Scotia. Baillie says it’s...

Jul 20 2015

Liberals leave northern Nova Scotia at risk, mental health unit closing without a plan

 

NEW GLASGOW, NS - Pictou County's three Progressive Conservative MLAs say the Liberals have left the northern region at risk with their decision to close the mental health inpatient unit at the Aberdeen Hospital.

Greg Purvis, Director of Mental Health and Addiction Services for the Nova Scotia Health Authority in Pictou County, confirmed the eight bed closure late...

Jul 17 2015

Wants meaningful pipeline progress from McNeil

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA Tim Houston says Nova Scotia’s New Democrats need to be clear. Do they support the Energy East pipeline project and the good Atlantic Canadian jobs that go with it, or do they support their federal boss in Ottawa?

In a recent interview with a Quebec-based publication, federal NDP leader Thomas Mulcair confirmed his party is against the pipeline. “We are against this...