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Jul 03 2015

HALIFAX, NS - Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie says the real impact of the Liberal attack on the film industry has already started to hit Nova Scotians. 

This spring the Liberals gutted the film tax credit, replacing it with the Nova Scotia Film and Television Production Incentive Fund, which came into effect July 1. The film industry remains worried about the devastating impact these changes will have on the Nova Scotia film community.

“Thousands of...

Jun 29 2015

More incidents under Diab’s watch

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative Justice critic Allan MacMaster says the McNeil Liberals must finally call for an independent review of Burnside jail.

The Supreme Court of Nova Scotia has criticized the facility for withholding mental health medication from a female inmate while she served time. The drugs were in the dispensary and the courts had even recommended the medication for the inmate's bipolar disorder and ADHD...

Jun 29 2015

Continuing Care Strategy delayed until after summer vacation  

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative Health critic Chris d’Entremont says it is unacceptable that seniors and their families have to wait while the McNeil Liberals delay the unveiling of their Continuing Care Strategy.

In early 2013, Liberal Health Minister Leo Glavine promised to do a 100-day review of all elements of care for seniors....

Jun 26 2015

Council of Atlantic Premiers meet this weekend in Charlottetown

HALIFAX, NS - Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie says Premier McNeil should put new job creation and resource development on the top of his agenda at this weekend’s Council of Atlantic Premiers Meeting in Charlottetown.

“Nova Scotians need good jobs here at home. It’s as simple as that,” says Baillie. “The Premier has a responsibility to bring our concerns to the table. If...

Jun 26 2015

Dismissive of crisis in women's healthcare

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative Health critic, Chris d’Entremont says the McNeil government’s dismissive attitude towards women’s health is putting patient safety in jeopardy.

Obstetrician-gynecologists are speaking out in frustration and concern, saying the government’s attitude and treatment of OB/GYNs is putting a strain on doctors still practicing in this province and driving others away....

Jun 25 2015

Cape Bretoners deserve better

SYDNEY, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA for Sydney River-Mira-Louisbourg, Alfie MacLeod is demanding a detailed plan from the McNeil Liberals on how the government will address the chronic doctor shortages plaguing Cape Breton Island.

MacLeod says Cape Bretoners are frustrated, worried, and deserve better from the Liberal government.

“I have had more calls about this in the past week than ever before,” MacLeod said....

Jun 22 2015

MacFarlane disappointed with hands-off approach

RIVER JOHN, N.S. - Progressive Conservative MLA for Pictou West, Karla MacFarlane, is disappointed with the Liberals hands-off approach to hub schools.

On June 11, the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board made its final decision to close rural schools in River John, Maitland and Wentworth. MacFarlane says the Liberal government lacks the leadership and the competence to try to make this new hub school model work.

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Jun 18 2015

SYDNEY, NS - Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie says the Liberals are letting down Cape Breton seniors and the families who care for them.

This week, the Nova Scotia Health Authority announced that the region’s two elder care specialists are leaving. Geriatric medicine service for the island will be suspended as of August 1. 

"Cape Breton seniors deserve quality, competent care on the island," says Baillie. "The Liberals have yet to show...

Jun 18 2015

Baillie: Premier McNeil should come clean on broken promise on efficiency fees

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie says the McNeil Liberals must answer for their incompetent handling of efficiency fees charged to Nova Scotia ratepayers, now that it is clear these fees will lead to ever-higher power rates. 

At Utility and Review Board (UARB) hearings this week, Nova Scotia Power confirmed that ongoing efficiency program costs could...

Jun 17 2015

Liberals lack leadership on these important issues

HALIFAX, NS - Progressive Conservative House Leader Chris d'Entremont says today's Auditor General report reveals the depth of Liberal incompetence in the oversight of responsible gambling and aquaculture in Nova Scotia.

"The lack of leadership on two very important issues sticks out like a sore thumb," says d'Entremont. "The Liberals don't have a plan to get Nova Scotia back on track and it shows...