Aug 28 2015

Liberals fail mother desperate to get help for her son 

HALIFAX, NS - Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie is asking how many more heartbreaking stories does Premier McNeil have to hear before he will admit there is a crisis in our mental health system?

This week, the New Glasgow News wrote a story about a mother who is desperate to get help for son who suffers from depression. She was told by a police officer that maybe the only way to get him the medical...

Aug 28 2015

Liberals ignoring opportunities to create new jobs

August 28, 2015
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HALIFAX, NS – Nova Scotia’s onshore natural gas development remains at a standstill, one year following the Wheeler Report’s sound advice for developing the industry.

August 28 marks one year since the release of the Wheeler Report, the comprehensive report that outlined how to successfully develop Nova Scotia’s onshore natural gas resources. Three days...

Aug 28 2015

STATEMENT: PC leader Jamie Baillie’s reaction to the closure of PS Atlantic and SIM Digital

HALIFAX, NS – “Today’s news of the impending closure of  PS Atlantic and SIM Digital is distressing but not surprising. Premier McNeil should meet with Screen Nova Scotia before he leaves on his trip to Asia. The film industry is a major employer and they are in crisis. Premier McNeil must take action immediately. This is the devastating impact of...

Aug 27 2015

NEW GLASGOW, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA for Pictou Centre, Pat Dunn, is calling on the Minister of Transportation, Geoff McLellan, for a detailed update on the activity around the rail line in New Glasgow.

There have been many signs that maintenance has been carried out; however, the nature and extent of the maintenance is unknown.

“We have had no update on what is being done and what it will mean for the future of the tracks going through our town,”...

Aug 25 2015

RIVER JOHN, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA for Pictou West, Karla MacFarlane, is calling on the Liberal Minister of Education to halt the process to close River John School until her review is complete and the results are made public.

Yesterday, Minister Karen Casey committed to review the entire process that led to the June closure of River John Consolidated School.

“The Minister had all summer to review this flawed process and now we are down to the wire. She...

Aug 25 2015

Houston calls for performance-based standards to improve service for Nova Scotians

HALIFAX, NS – Nova Scotia Power’s website failed to provide key information about power outages this past weekend in Halifax, despite a commitment from the utility to do better. Today, in a letter to Nova Scotia Power, the Utility and Review Board asked them to explain what happened during the weekend weather event.

“When the power goes out, Nova Scotians need to know when they...

Aug 25 2015

Cumberland not represented on provincial health board

SPRINGHILL, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA for Cumberland South, Jamie Baillie, is calling on Liberal Health Minister Leo Glavine to reveal the plan for the ER at All Saints Hospital in Springhill.

Senior health officials from the Nova Scotia Health Authority in Halifax recently visited the hospital asking about the Emergency Room. Baillie says issues with Nova Scotian ERs have caused patients and staff at All...

Aug 21 2015

Liberals’ incompetence putting families at risk

SYDNEY RIVER, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA for Sydney River-Mira-Louisbourg, Alfie MacLeod, is calling on the Liberal government to take steps to relieve the acute doctors shortage in Cape Breton.

He says utilizing more nurse practitioners could be a way to help alleviate some of the stress on the system and help people get treatment they need.

“The Liberals are distracted by the mess they made out of...

Aug 21 2015

Houston wants solution for people like Chelsea Pettipas

WESTVILLE, NS - Progressive Conservative MLA Tim Houston says the McNeil Liberals are failing mental health patients in Pictou County.

Chelsea Pettipas, 21, from Linacy, Pictou County suffers from anxiety, depression and obsessive compulsive disorder.

Pettipas says she is extremely frightened and frustrated.

“I just want to be heard.  I want someone there for me for support, to help me get through...

Aug 20 2015

ARGYLE, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA for Argyle-Barrington, Chris d’Entremont, says the McNeil Liberals’ excuses for month-by-month planning for Yarmouth ferry are completely unacceptable.

The longer the Liberals put this off, the less likely a potential new operator can begin marketing and booking for the next sailing season. For Nova Star, that delay costs Nova Scotians millions.

“Time is ticking. People of Southwest Nova Scotia want to know...