News

Nov 26 2014

Extended emergency room closures continue

NORTH SYDNEY, NS - Progressive Conservative MLA for Northside-Westmount, Eddie Orrell, is calling on Minister of Health, Leo Glavine to deal with the escalating emergency room crisis at the Northside General Hospital.

Orrell received confirmation last night from the Cape Breton District Health Authority that the emergency room would be closed from 3 pm through 8 am for the month of December. The reason given for the...

Nov 25 2014

PC Energy critic wants Premier to stop saying no to ways to create jobs

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative Energy critic Chris d’Entremont says Liberal Premier McNeil’s trip to Alberta to discuss attracting energy companies to invest in Canada is laughable, hot off the heels of the incompetent Liberal ban on shale gas development in Nova Scotia.

Liberal Premier Stephen McNeil says one of the reasons he is in Edmonton today is to meet with Alberta Premier...

Nov 21 2014

Progressive Conservative justice critic Allan MacMaster says embattled Liberal Justice Minister Lena Diab owed Nova Scotians more than a flimsy one-page note after her department mistakenly released a dangerous offender.

“This is a far cry from a transparent report on the events that lead to the mistaken release,” says MacMaster.

In the wake of the mistaken release, Premier Stephen McNeil defended Minister Diab, telling the House of Assembly “she made it very...

Nov 20 2014
Baillie says Nova Scotians deserve better
 
HALIFAX, NS – As the fall session of the House of Assembly comes to an end today, Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie says the Liberals must be held accountable for their pattern of incompetence. 
 
“If the Liberals spent half as much time on a plan to create jobs as they did defending flawed legislation, we could have taken major steps to rebuild...
Nov 20 2014
Baillie says Nova Scotians deserve better
 
HALIFAX, NS – As the fall session of the House of Assembly comes to an end today, Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie says the Liberals must be held accountable for their pattern of incompetence. 
 
“If the Liberals spent half as much time on a plan to create jobs as they did defending flawed legislation, we could have taken major steps to rebuild...
Nov 20 2014

Incompetent management of sex abuse bill necessitates new Minister: MacMaster

November 20, 2014
For immediate release

HALIFAX, NS – The Progressive Conservatives are calling on Justice Minister Lena Diab to do the right thing and tender her resignation in the wake of her incompetent management of issues surrounding protecting victims of sexual abuse.

Yesterday, the Minister and her Liberal caucus colleagues refused to support Progressive Conservative...

Nov 19 2014

Urges Liberals to pass PC Limitation of Actions bill today

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative Justice critic and MLA for Inverness, Allan MacMaster, says there is more than enough evidence for the Liberal Minister of Justice Lena Diab to pass a bill to remove the statute of limitations for existing victims of sex abuse to pursue civil litigation.

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Nov 19 2014

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie says Premier McNeil and the Liberals must say no to the major tax increases proposed by Laurel Broten in her tax and regulatory review.

Among the highlights of the tax and regulatory review are a job-killing carbon tax, a proposal to almost triple the small business tax and broadening the HST.

“This report is a guideline for how to kill more jobs,” said Baillie. “The carbon tax proposed by Mrs....

Nov 18 2014

Lohr questions Furey about municipal review process

HALIFAX, NS – Today in the Legislature, Progressive Conservative MLA for Kings North, John Lohr, asked Municipal Affairs Minister Mark Furey why villages were not represented in the development of recommendations for the municipal review process.

Last month, Furey and the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities released draft recommendations in the provincial-municipal fiscal review report. If adopted, the recommendations...

Nov 18 2014

Urges Eyking to reschedule Veterans Affairs Committee meeting

HALIFAX, NS – Today in the Legislature, Progressive Conservative MLA for Sydney River-Mira-Louisbourg, Alfie MacLeod brought forward a resolution on behalf of veterans in the province.

MacLeod is upset that it has been eight months since the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs has met. The committee was supposed to meet on November 13, but was cancelled publicly on November 11.

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