News

Dec 19 2014

Lohr urges MacLellan to act

KENTVILLE, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA for Kings North, John Lohr, is calling on the Liberal Transportation Minister to institute a no-passing zone from St Croix to Falmouth.

Last week, Lohr asked the government to install concrete Jersey barriers on the Highway 101 section near Windsor that is not twinned. A head-on crash on the section of road between Windsor and Falmouth on Dec. 1 killed Emma Tichenor, 24, a respected biolo­gist....

Dec 19 2014

PCs urge McNeil Liberals to listen to retailers, help keep rural gas stations open

HALIFAX, NS – Documents obtained by the Progressive Conservatives prove small independent gasoline retailers warned the McNeil Liberals of “significant rural station closures under deregulation.”

In a briefing note prepared for Minister Mark Furey, obtained by the Tories via a Freedom of Information request, the McNeil Liberals are advised that small gas retailers consulted by...

Dec 18 2014

Tackle tax-on-tax for real relief at the pumps: MacMaster

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA Allan MacMaster says gas regulation in Nova Scotia works, benefiting consumers and local retailers. Today he’s calling on the Liberal government to abandon their proposed study into regulation and to instead get on with doing the things that will provide consumers and retailers with real relief, like scrapping the tax-on-tax.

“The Liberal plan is to hide behind...

Dec 18 2014

Christmas is right around the corner

December 18, 2014
For immediate release

PICTOU, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA for Pictou West, Karla MacFarlane, is calling on the Minister of Agriculture, Keith Colwell, to respect the contribution of small turkey processors on Nova  Scotia's rural way of life.

Turkey processors, like Gordon Fraser of Pictou County, have been cornered into ceasing turkey processing by...

Dec 18 2014

Put Huntley court case on hold

HALIFAX, NS – The Progressive Conservative MLA for Kings North is once again writing to Premier Stephen McNeil asking him to take immediate action to stop the court case against Joellan Huntley and her family.

In his letter, John Lohr urges the Premier to do the humane thing and negotiate with the family face-to-face to determine a fair and equitable split. Lohr originally wrote to the Premier about the Huntley’s case on September 12,...

Dec 17 2014

Household incomes for parents with children the lowest in the country

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie wants the McNeil Liberals to put families first and get serious about the high cost of living in Nova Scotia.

According to the Canadian Income Survey, released by Statistics Canada last week, it shows the average after-tax income for households with two parents and children at home is the lowest among the provinces.

“Families...

Dec 16 2014

Firefighters deserve the thank you

HALIFAX, NS – Today at Legislative Human Resources Committee, Progressive Conservative Community Services critic Eddie Orrell is calling on the Liberal Government to not cut the tax credit for volunteer firefighters.

Orrell will ask the Department of Labour and Advanced Education Deputy Minister, Mr. Duff Montgomerie, about the benefits that volunteer firefighters receive in Nova Scotia and make the case for keeping the tax credit these...

Dec 16 2014

Firefighters deserve the thank you

HALIFAX, NS – Today at Legislative Human Resources Committee, Progressive Conservative Community Services critic Eddie Orrell is calling on the Liberal Government to not cut the tax credit for volunteer firefighters.

Orrell will ask the Department of Labour and Advanced Education Deputy Minister, Mr. Duff Montgomerie, about the benefits that volunteer firefighters receive in Nova Scotia and make the case for keeping the tax credit these...

Dec 15 2014

PCs call on McNeil to explain cruel actions

KENTVILLE, NS - Progressive Conservative MLA for Kings North, John Lohr, says the McNeil Liberal government’s decision to claw back Joellan Huntley’s insurance settlement is cruel.

He’s calling on the Liberals to stop the greedy attack on Joellan and her family.

“Joellan and her family have been put through enough. We’ve been fighting this decision by the Liberals for months but they...

Dec 11 2014

Job losses in the thousands projected for 2015

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie says the government’s budget forecast updates proves Nova Scotia is facing a jobs crisis and the Liberals have no plan to fix it.

The forecast update confirms there are 9,300 less jobs than originally projected in the 2014 budget. It is projected there will be 6,700 less jobs in 2015 than predicted at the start of the year. This highlights the government...