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Jun 18 2014

Baillie calls for studies into Springhill finances, resources and citizen input

SPRINGHILL, NS – Cumberland South MLA, Jamie Baillie, says residents should have official input in the decision to dissolve the Town of Springhill.

Today, Baillie voiced his constituents’ concerns during the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board public hearing on the future of Springhill.

“Springhillers want their say in this important decision,” said...

Jun 17 2014

Houston wants McNeil and Darrow at special Public Accounts Committee

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA Tim Houston says if Premier McNeil is determined to let Deputy Minister Kellianne Dean take the heat for the Bluenose II, he should at least show some leadership and sit beside her.

Deputy Minister Dean is scheduled to appear before the Public Accounts Committee tomorrow, June 18, even though the Premier put his own Deputy Minister, Dave Darrow in charge of the...

Jun 17 2014

Dunn to Casey: Commit to a value-for-money audit

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative Education critic Pat Dunn says the McNeil Liberals should suspend funding for courses until an audit can be done, with the results made public.

Earlier this year, Education Minister Karen Casey approved  $3.8 million a year in salary increases for teachers who take inferior courses via correspondence. Casey re-committed the Liberal government to the approvals...

Jun 16 2014

Prosperity through innovation

KENTVILLE, NS – Nuffield International will be holding their triennial conference in Nova Scotia this year.

Throughout June 15-18, various events will be held in Halifax and the Annapolis Valley. The conference will conduct tours of numerous farming operations ranging from herb production to diverse horticulture farms, dairy and wine production.

There will also be points of interest ranging from fair trade coffee producers to large...

Jun 13 2014

PC CAUCUS STATEMENT: Caucus Funding

Effective today, June 13, the PC Caucus will no longer accept funding for MLA Chuck Porter.

 Caucus Chair Pat Dunn wrote to the Speaker’s Office this afternoon to inform them of the adjustment.

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Jun 13 2014

HALIFAX, NS - Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie says MLAs are expected to do the duties their constituents elected them to do if they are going to sit in the PC Caucus.

Porter left the PC Caucus this morning, a day after Baillie travelled to Windsor to address his non-performance and neglect of duties the people of Hants West expect of him.

Porter missed five Public Accounts committee meetings, of which he is the PC Caucus representative, as well as 12 Caucus...

Jun 12 2014

Cape Breton economic crisis will worsen

SYDNEY, NS – Progressive Conservative MLAs Alfie MacLeod and Eddie Orrell are calling on the Liberal government to provide solutions for the Cape Breton railway.

Yesterday, it was announced that the Cape Breton railway line would be shutting down operations in September. The railway received subsidies from the provincial government since 2005.

Some local businesses rely exclusively on shipping their products via rail as it is...

Jun 12 2014

Houston calls on Liberals to release phone tender investigation report
 
HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative Finance critic, Tim Houston, is calling on the Liberals to make public the report investigating a controversial government tender for phone services. 
 
Grant Thornton was hired to conduct an investigation of the provincial landline phone contract after a complaint from one of the telecom companies about the...

Jun 12 2014

HALIFAX, NS – It’s been more than two weeks since the aborted Bluenose II sea trial and the Liberals still can’t tell taxpayers the cost of the last minute cancellation.

“We know the Liberals simply aren't competent enough to manage the restoration of the Bluenose II, but at the very least, they could be honest about what their failures have cost taxpayers,” says Karla MacFarlane, the Progressive Conservative Tourism critic. “We’re...

Jun 12 2014

PC MLAs call on Delorey to face Pictou County residents
People want answers about environmental and health impact of effluent spill‎

PICTOU, NS - The Pictou Progressive Conservative MLAs are calling on Randy Delorey, the Liberal Minister of Environment, to come to the site of the effluent spill and tell people the plan to keep them and the environment safe.

On Tuesday, approximately 4.5 million litres of untreated effluent from Northern Pulp spilled...