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Feb 23 2015

PC MLA wants to see safety plan for school roofs

PICTOU, NS - Progressive Conservative MLA for Pictou Centre and Education critic Pat Dunn wants to know what the McNeil government is doing to ensure school roofs throughout the province are safe. 

Last week, the roof of the Greenwich Fire Department collapsed under the weight of snow. Earlier that same week, the roof also collapsed at the Halifax Curling Club. Two schools in Boston had school roof safety issues this...

Feb 19 2015

Hardwood flooring company out of business, 11 out of work

HALIFAX, NS - Progressive Conservative Economic and Rural Development and Tourism critic John Lohr wants to see a long-term sustainable forestry plan from the McNeil Liberals to save rural jobs.

This morning, the Chronicle Herald reported that after 20 years in business, Rivers Bend Wood Products Inc. is closing its doors because it can’t access enough hardwood. The Antigonish County flooring company will be...

Feb 19 2015

PCs want action before another rate increase

HALIFAX, NS - Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie wants the McNeil Liberals to take action on electricity reform. 

Yesterday, the Liberals released a draft of their long-awaited "Electricity Review" for feedback, but it is missing any sort of action plan. An application for a rate increase could come as early as this spring.

"It's time for the Liberals to act. We don't need any more...

Feb 19 2015

MacFarlane to McNeil: End waste in government before cutting services

HALIFAX, NS – At a time when the Premier is warning Nova Scotians they’ll have to tighten their belts, the McNeil Liberals spent $108,000 on “creating soul spaces,” “truth-telling,” and “insights for the soul” in the public service.

“Not one struggling Nova Scotian will see any value in their hard-earned tax dollars being wasted on fanciful, feel good...

Feb 17 2015

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative Health and Wellness critic Chris d’Entremont says the McNeil Liberals have no competent plan to actually address issues related to care for seniors.

Today, the Liberals released revisions to provincial long term care policies that change the assessment and deferral process, but d’Entremont says it will not help anyone get better access to care.

“Care for seniors is in crisis in Nova Scotia. Today’s...

Feb 16 2015
Introduces new critic for Ivany Goals Implementation and critic for Red Tape Reduction 
 
HALIFAX, NS - Today, Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie announced changes to the Official Opposition critic portfolios. He introduced two new portfolios, naming himself as the critic for Ivany Goals Implementation and Allan MacMaster as the critic for Red Tape Reduction.
 
Baillie says rotating the...
Feb 13 2015

Houston requests review by Auditor General

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA Tim Houston has written the province’s Auditor General requesting he examine the process for approving Ministerial travel in the McNeil government.

Houston’s request comes in the wake of the Liberals refusing to allow Premier McNeil’s Chief of Staff,...

Feb 13 2015

PC MLA says survivors want action from Liberals

INVERNESS, NS – Progressive Conservative Justice critic and Inverness MLA, Allan MacMaster, is calling on the McNeil Liberals to allow all survivors of sexual abuse to retroactively seek justice under the Limitation of Actions Act.

Yesterday, the Liberal Community Services Minister Joanne Bernard announced the McNeil Liberals would establish two committees to support survivors of sexual assault. 

“I want to...

Feb 13 2013

Houston requests review by Auditor General

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA Tim Houston has written the province’s Auditor General requesting he examine the process for approving Ministerial travel in the McNeil government.

Houston’s request comes in the wake of the Liberals refusing to allow Premier McNeil’s Chief of Staff,...

Feb 13 2015
PC leader wants Premier to focus on real priorities for families 
 
HALIFAX, NS - Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie says Stephen McNeil’s decision to spend up to $400,000 in taxpayer money to engage Nova Scotians on the Ivany report is offensive and highlights his government’s incompetence.
 
Despite the tough talk this week about government spending cuts for Nova Scotians the Premier is hiring an...