News

Oct 01 2014

HALIFAX, NS – The McNeil Liberals on the House of Assembly’s Law Amendments committee have rejected a Progressive Conservative proposal to ensure rural Nova Scotians have a say in health care delivery.

Progressive Conservative Health critic Chris d’Entremont today moved a constructive amendment to Bill 1 that would create three District Health Authorities – one for the capital district and one for the rest of Nova Scotia, plus the IWK Centre for Children, Women...

Jul 04 2014

PICTOU, NS - Progressive Conservative MLA for Pictou East, Tim Houston, is concerned that the Liberal government’s attitude and red tape are choking small business start-ups.

Jacinthe Bennett, whose business JiggyJava has been serving Pictou County residents for over 12 years, wanted to set up a mobile canteen at the Melmerby Beach this summer. Unfortunately, this won't be happening. She took the initiative to reach out to the Department of Natural...

Sep 30 2014

d‎'Entremont urges Liberals divide bill for proper debate

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative Health critic Chris d’Entremont says the McNeil Liberals’ Health Authorities Act should be divided in order to allow proper debate of the issues.

d’Entremont presented a resolution in the Legislature today calling on the McNeil Liberals to split the Bill and consider the amalgamation of health authorities separately from labour relations.

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Sep 29 2014

PCs bring forward legislation to protect the environment and create jobs

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative Pictou West MLA, Karla MacFarlane, says people in Nova Scotia should not have to choose between clean air and good jobs.

Today in the Legislature, MacFarlane, the PC Economic Development critic and the PC Environment critic, will introduce the Clean Air Act and the Tax-Free Zone for Small Business Act.

I want to see steps taken to make...

Sep 28 2014

HALIFAX, NS - ‎The Progressive Conservatives are encouraging Nova Scotians to add their name to the growing list of people who oppose the McNeil Liberals' plans for a four-day workweek for MLAs.

"We need the House of Assembly focused on ways to rebuild our economy and create jobs, not on ways to give MLAs more time off," said Progressive Conservative House Leader Chris d'Entremont....
Sep 26 2014

d’Entremont calls on Liberals to support changes

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative House leader Chris d’Entremont is calling on all MLAs to support a more open and productive House of Assembly.

Today in the Legislature, d’Entremont introduced a resolution to make the House of Assembly more responsive to Nova Scotians.

“We want to see improvements to the rules that would make the House dealings more accessible and relevant to Nova...

Sep 25 2014

Baillie casts doubt on Liberals’ competence

HALIFAX, NS – Opposition leader Jamie Baillie says the McNeil Liberals’ second Speech from the Throne in less than a year is an admission of failure and incompetence.

Today, the Liberals prorogued the House of Assembly. In a year, they showed no plan or action for jobs, deficit reduction and many other promises.

"The government's record of inaction is clear. We know the Liberal government failed to...

Sep 24 2014

d’Entremont to put forward a petition in the House of Assembly

ARGYLE, NS - Chris d’Entremont, MLA for Argyle – Barrington, is concerned about the condition of Route 3 in Argyle. He is calling on the Liberal Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, Geoff MacLellan, to commit to putting the route on the Five-Year Highway Improvement Plan.

On September 4, d’Entremont sent a letter to the Minister requesting he repave and rebuild the road and...

Sep 23 2014

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative Sydney River – Mira – Louisbourg MLA Alfie MacLeod plans to attend the Legislature on Thursday for the Speech from the Throne.

For the last eight weeks, MacLeod has been recovering in hospital from surgery. Opposition leader Jamie Baillie says he is impressed with the bravery Alfie has showed over the last two months.

“Alfie’s been through a very challenging and life changing experience,” said Baillie....

Sep 23 2014

Baillie tells McNeil that MLAs should be working more, not less

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie says his party will not support the McNeil Liberals’ efforts to reduce the number of days MLAs sit in the legislature each week.

Negotiation of changes to the rules and procedures in the House of Assembly has been underway for some time. The McNeil Liberals have been pressing for a four-day work week for MLAs. Baillie says given the enormous...