Mar 25 2015

First order of business should be amendment to Limitation of Actions Act

HALIFAX, NS - Progressive Conservative Justice Critic Allan MacMaster says the first order of business when the House of Assembly resumes should be to show that Nova Scotia stands up for survivors instead of protecting predators.

The House of Assembly resumes tomorrow, March 26 in Halifax. Survivor and advocate Bob Martin will be at the legislature tomorrow.

“The Liberals should start this...

Mar 25 2015

Houston calls on Liberals to come clean with Nova Scotians

HALIFAX - Progressive Conservative MLA Tim Houston says the Liberals must tell Nova Scotains how many times their private and personal information has been compromised.

Houston will be asking this important question today at Public Accounts committee.

“Every day Nova Scotians hand over their most confidential and private information to the government,” says Houston. “They should know how their...

Mar 24 2015

PC MLAs concerned about new report recommendations

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative Environment critic Karla MacFarlane says small business operators and farmers should brace themselves for increased costs and fees at the hands of the McNeil Liberals.

Today, Environment Minister Randy DeLorey released a report on his department’s solid waste regulation consultation process. The report speaks positively of Extended Producer Responsibility, a form of product...

Mar 23 2015

Victim waited three days for rape kit 

PICTOU, NS - Progressive Conservative MLA Karla MacFarlane says making sexual assault victims wait three days for a rape kit is unacceptable. She is calling on the Liberals to update Nova Scotians on what steps have been taken to implement the Sexual Violence Strategy.

Today, the CBC is reporting that a...

Mar 23 2015

Strong regulation is better than increasing costs for families

HALIFAX, NS - Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie is calling on the Liberals to rule out a carbon tax.

“We don’t believe punishing families with increased costs is the best way to tackle environmental concerns,” said Baillie, pointing to strong regulations as the alternative. “A carbon tax will increase the cost of gasoline, electricity, and home energy. People and...

Mar 20 2015

Farmers would be adversely affected
KENTVILLE, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA for Kings North and Agriculture critic is calling on Liberal Agriculture Minister Keith Colwell to reject the BC carbon tax model.
A carbon tax was one of the recommendations of the Broten Report, a review of Nova Scotia taxes commissioned by the Liberals. British Columbia is currently the only province in Canada to have instituted a carbon tax. 

Mar 21 2015

Liberals must explain to worried seniors why they are not a priority

NEW GLASGOW, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA for Pictou Centre, Pat Dunn, says the Liberal government owes the snowbound seniors of Woodbine Seniors Complex answers.

The residents who make the seniors’ complex their home waited over two days to be shovelled out. It took over 24 hours for the Department of Community Services to shovel out at least one fire exit.

"This is unacceptable,...

Mar 13 2015

Incompetent Liberals, “Councils of Unions” will determine the future of healthcare in Nova Scotia

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative Health critic Chris d’Entremont says that today’s health care bargaining announcement proves the McNeil Liberals cannot be trusted to reform our health care system.

After more than a year of talking tough, today the Liberals announced they would work with four “councils of unions” to determine the...

Mar 13 2015

Northern Nova Scotia reaches 12.6 per cent unemployment rate

NEW GLASGOW, NS - Progressive Conservative MLA for Pictou Centre and Natural Resources critic Pat Dunn is concerned about the jobs numbers released today by Statistics Canada.

The North Shore of Nova Scotia lost 4400 jobs over the last year and the unemployment rate has increased to 12.6 per cent. Dunn believes this is unacceptable considering the resources this province has to offer.

On February...

Mar 09 2015

Kentville subdivision loses power four times in six days

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative Energy critic, Tim Houston, says the McNeil Liberals must put service standards in place for Nova Scotia Power (NSP) this spring.

Last week, one subdivision in the Kentville area was without power four times. Nova Scotia Power blamed a series of transformer failures but...