Jan 21 2015

HALIFAX, NS – Chris d’Entremont, the MLA for Argyle-Barrington and John Lohr, the MLA for Kings North, were recipients of Springtide Collective’s inaugural “Better Politics Awards” held this evening in Halifax.

d’Entremont, who has been an MLA for the past eleven years, was a finalist for three of the five categories. He won Legislator of the Year, which goes to the MLA who has the...

Jan 20 2015

Liberal incompetence strikes again for Nova Scotia lobster fishermen  

KENTVILLE, NS – Progressive Conservative Fisheries and Aquaculture critic, John Lohr, says the roadshow announced by Liberal Minister Keith Colwell today is nothing but a sham.

Colwell announced 16 consultation meetings, but he failed to include meetings in the fishing communities of Pictou County, Cape Breton, Eastern Shore and Guysborough regions. In addition to ignoring...

Jan 20 2015

NS gets a D- on CFIB’s Red Tape Report Card

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative critic for Economic and Rural Development and Tourism, Karla MacFarlane says the McNeil Liberal government's red tape is putting people out of business.

Today, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released its annual Red Tape Report Card.

Jan 20 2015

Liberals try to cover-up government incompetence by hiding cash injections

HALIFAX, NS – With new details emerging that taxpayers have unwittingly shelled out yet another $2.5 million to the Nova Star ferry, Progressive Conservative MLA for Argyle-Barrington, Chris d’Entremont, is calling on Minister Samson to be accountable once and for all.

“This is a case of accidental transparency,” says d’Entremont. “Not only have the Liberals forked...

Jan 19 2015

Incompetent Liberals making a mess of health reform

HALIFAX, NS - Progressive Conservative Health critic Chris d’Entremont says the McNeil Liberals are making a mess of healthcare reform and putting frontline care in jeopardy.

Today, arbitrator James Dorsey was unable to provide a clear decision, saying there is more work to be done. At $275 an hour, he will be back in Nova Scotia in February to work out further details with the government and unions....

Jan 16 2015

Challenges McNeil Liberals to strengthen justice laws once and for all

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA for Inverness and Justice critic, Allan MacMaster, says he is sickened but not surprised to hear about Fenwick MacIntosh’s arrest in Nepal.

MacIntosh was convicted of 17 counts of abusing four boys in the Strait area in the 1970s, but those convictions were subsequently overturned by a higher court that ruled it took too long to take the former Port...

Jan 15 2015

UARB releases decision on the discontinuance of CBCNS rail

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative MLAs Eddie Orrell and Alfie MacLeod want clarification from the Liberal government on who determines what is a “reasonable rate” for “reasonable service” for Cape Breton and Central Nova Scotia Railway in advance of its discontinuance date.

Today, after weighing evidence from the railway company and its customers, the UARB decided it could discontinue...

Jan 14 2015

Orrell and MacLeod reach out to new Minister of Veterans Affairs to take action

SYDNEY, NS – Progressive Conservative MLAs Eddie Orrell and Alfie MacLeod have appealed to Erin O’Toole, the new federal Minister of Veterans Affairs, to take immediate action to correct the unfairness of yesterday’s Veterans Review and Appeal Board decision.

Yesterday, the Board ruled that veterans like 83 year-old Fred Hawryluk would no longer be able to receive assistance from...

Jan 09 2015

MacFarlane to Liberals: More focus must be put on rebuilding our economy

HALIFAX, NS – Job numbers released today by Statistics Canada show there was 7,100 fewer people available to work in Nova Scotia in December 2014 than there was in December 2013. The declining labour force shows thousands of people are either reaching retirement age or being forced to move out of Nova Scotia for a job.

Since 2011, Nova Scotia has lost 12,800 jobs and 10,700 people from the...

Jan 08 2015

MacFarlane calls on Delorey to provide information about decision of air quality monitoring stations and their locations

HALIFAX, NS - Progressive Conservative Environment critic and MLA for Pictou West, Karla MacFarlane, is calling on the Liberal Minister of Environment and MLA for Antigonish, Randy Delorey, to provide answers about Northern Pulp ambient air quality monitoring stations.

In early December, the Department of Environment released a draft of the...