Jan 29 2015

Dunn says parents, teachers and students expected specifics

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative Education critic, Pat Dunn, says Liberal Minister Karen Casey’s Education Action Plan released today should have been a detailed action plan.

“There’s a lot of information in this report, but it lacks urgency or clear priorities. Another generation will be left behind before many of these changes are made,” said Dunn. “Today, I wanted to see a...

Jan 29 2015

MLAs MacLeod and Orrell represent veterans of Cape Breton during meeting with Minister of Veterans Affairs

OTTAWA, NS – Progressive Conservative MLAs Alfie MacLeod and Eddie Orrell met with the Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs to raise important issues facing local Cape Breton veterans.

This week, MacLeod the MLA for Sydney River-Mira-Louisbourg and Orrell the MLA for Northside-Westmount, joined a delegation of community and...

Jan 29 2015

Baillie to Liberals: Release definition of high-volume hydraulic fracturing

HALIFAX, NS - Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie wants to know why the definition of high-volume hydraulic fracturing has not yet been released.

On November 14, former Liberal Energy Minister Andrew Younger said he expected regulations for the definition to be open for a...

Jan 29 2015

MacFarlane:  People of South West Nova Scotia and taxpayers deserve answers and reassurance

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative Economic Development committee member Karla MacFarlane wants the ferry operators and ERDT officials to appear at Committee to explain how they plan to make this ferry service between Yarmouth and Maine sustainable.

“Our request is reasonable. We want to know how taxpayers’ money has been spent and the plan going forward,...

Jan 28 2015

PC MLA says report shows true cost of incompetence and mismanagement, wants accountability for taxpayers

HALIFAX, NS - Progressive Conservative finance critic Tim Houston says today’s Bluenose II restoration audit proves government mismanagement has wasted taxpayer money, squandered tourism opportunities, and tarnished the Bluenose legacy.

Houston wants the McNeil...

Jan 27 2015

Services for vulnerable people under attack from McNeil Liberals

BARRINGTON, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA for Argyle-Barrington, Chris d’Entremont, wants answers from Liberal Community Services Minister Joanne Bernard about the future of her department’s office in Barrington. The move would force Barrington residents in need of help to travel to Yarmouth or Liverpool.

d’Entremont received information that services in the office are slated...

Jan 23 2015

WESTVILLE, NS – Progressive Conservative Finance critic and MLA for Pictou East, Tim Houston, is calling on the Liberal Minister of Finance, Diana Whalen, to put in writing that she will not cut the volunteer firefighter tax credit.

Last night at the Tax Review and Budget Consultation meeting in Stellarton, the Minister verbally committed to keeping the credit. The future of the tax credit has been in jeopardy since its cancellation was recommended by Laurel Broten in the...

Jan 22 2015
McNeil undermines public trust in government, leaves Nova Scotians questioning Liberals’ competency
HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie says it’s getting harder for Nova Scotians to believe the McNeil government.
Today, reported that the $2.5 million the McNeil government approved in December for the Nova Star ferry was done using a tool that safeguards government...
Jan 21 2015

Baillie says Liberal decision displays lack of competency and compassion

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie says a recent decision by the Department of Community Services to close its office in Sheet Harbour demonstrates the Liberal government’s lack of competency and compassion.

Upset clients have been told that a case worker will travel from Halifax to Sheet Harbour on an “as needed” basis to deal with their cases. Clients are...

Jan 22 2015

Orrell and MacLeod write to the UARB

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative MLAs Eddie Orrell and Alfie MacLeod want greater clarity from the Utility and Review Board (UARB) on the Cape Breton Railway discontinuance.

Last week, the UARB decided the rail company could discontinue the service on October 1, 2015. The decision also said that in the interim, the railway company must deliver goods by rail if it is reasonably required by a shipper who is willing to pay a...