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Nov 18 2014

Lohr questions Furey about municipal review process

HALIFAX, NS – Today in the Legislature, Progressive Conservative MLA for Kings North, John Lohr, asked Municipal Affairs Minister Mark Furey why villages were not represented in the development of recommendations for the municipal review process.

Last month, Furey and the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities released draft recommendations in the provincial-municipal fiscal review report. If adopted, the recommendations...

Nov 18 2014

Urges Eyking to reschedule Veterans Affairs Committee meeting

HALIFAX, NS – Today in the Legislature, Progressive Conservative MLA for Sydney River-Mira-Louisbourg, Alfie MacLeod brought forward a resolution on behalf of veterans in the province.

MacLeod is upset that it has been eight months since the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs has met. The committee was supposed to meet on November 13, but was cancelled publicly on November 11.

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Nov 14 2014

PCs vote against hydraulic fracturing ban

HALIFAX, NS - Today, the McNeil Liberals used their majority to ram the hydraulic fracturing ban through the legislature, killing jobs and deterring future investment in resource development.

Progressive Conservative MLAs vigorously opposed the ban, saying we need a government with the vision and competence to rebuild our economy.

PC leader Jamie Baillie says the Liberal ban sends a message to the entire energy industry that...

Nov 12 2014

PCs will put forward amendment ‎at earliest opportunity 

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie is calling on the McNeil Liberals to protect children by banning flavoured tobacco.

‎At the earliest opportunity, the PCs will be introducing an amendment to Bill 60 that would take flavoured tobacco off the shelves. It is widely accepted with evidence that it is‎ the gateway product to get kids into smoking.

“The Liberals...

Nov 07 2014

Wants further powers for survivors of abuse

HALIFAX, NS – At the earliest opportunity, Progressive Conservative MLA for Inverness, Allan MacMaster, will put forward an amendment to the Limitation of Actions bill to further protect the rights of those who have suffered sexual assault.

Last week, the Liberal Minister of Justice introduced the Limitation of Actions Act, which eliminates time limits on when a claim by someone who has suffered sexual abuse can be brought...

Nov 05 2014

Incompetent Liberal ban undermining offshore oil and gas industry 

HALIFAX, NS – Today, the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board announced that no bids were received for new development work in four offshore parcels on the Scotian Slope. 

Opposition leader Jamie Baillie says the Liberals’ incompetent ban on shale gas development has clearly sent a chill through the entire energy industry.

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Nov 04 2014

Calls on Liberals to do their homework

HALIFAX, NS – Opposition leader Jamie Baillie says the McNeil Liberals should take another six months to respond to concerns of Nova Scotians on all sides of the issue before proceeding to ban hydraulic fracturing. 

Today in the Legislature, Baillie moved a motion to hoist the bill to ban hydraulic fracturing and suspend debate for six months.

Earlier this session, the McNeil Liberals introduced legislation to ‎ban...

Nov 04 2014

PC leader wants potential savings passed on to commuters

HALIFAX, NS – Opposition leader Jamie Baillie wants to know if the Liberal government is charging commuters more than needed to cross the bridges.

Today in Question Period, Baillie noted that in 2011 the Halifax-Dartmouth Bridge Commission was allowed to raise the rate it charges drivers by 33 per cent in order to cover the upgrade costs. 

However, since then the costs for the upgrades have come in...

Nov 04 2014

Baillie, MacFarlane fight for Wentworth and River John Schools

HALIFAX, NS – In this session of the Legislature, Progressive Conservative MLAs, Jamie Baillie and Karla MacFarlane, questioned the Liberal Minister of Education, Karen Casey, on the future of Wentworth School and River John School.

The schools, under the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board, are slated to close in 2015. In July, the Minister of Education unveiled the criteria for the Hub Model, which would...

Oct 31 2014

Railway announcement welcome news

HALIFAX, NS - ‎Cape Breton Progressive Conservative MLAs, Alfie MacLeod and Eddie Orrell, say they are cautiously optimistic about news of provincial intervention in the Cape Breton railway. 

Earlier today the government introduced legislation that would ‎make it harder for the company that operates the line, Genosee and Wyoming, to pull up the tracks. 

Eddie Orrell, PC MLA for ‎Northside-Westmount, was pleased with...