Aug 25 2014

Family members concerned and discouraged

WESTVILLE, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA for Pictou East, Tim Houston is calling on the Minister of Community Services to explain the Liberal government’s decision to cut Riverview Adult Residential Center renovation project short.

The renovations were to be done in three phases. However, as the first two phases near completion, the Minister has cancelled the final phase, which was to include 34 new beds.


Aug 21 2014

“Directive” to Northern Pulp has no real consequences

PICTOU, NS – Pictou West Conservative MLA Karla MacFarlane says the Liberal government’s latest “knuckle rap” to Northern Pulp does nothing to address the problem.  

Today, the Premier’s Office issued a Ministerial Order for Northern Pulp to take measures to reduce air quality emissions that exceed approved limits under the Environment Act. The order indicates the mill has until...

Aug 21 2014

Statement from Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie on the death of Buddy MacMaster

Like all Nova Scotians, I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Nova Scotia fiddling legend Hugh Allan “Buddy” MacMaster.  On behalf of all members of the Progressive Conservative Caucus,  I extend my deepest sympathies to Mr. MacMaster’s family, friends, and the many people who have been touched by his music.

For decades, Mr....

Aug 21 2014

McNeil government can’t get the job done

HALIFAX, NS – Opposition Leader Jamie Baillie says time is running out for the McNeil Liberals to take action on the Ivany report.

In February, the Liberal government was handed a comprehensive 19-goal strategy to turn Nova Scotia’s economy around. More than six months later, the Liberals have failed to take real action on any of the report’s recommendations.

“The Liberals received a report called...

Aug 20 2014

Government removes My-Play without providing alternative

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative Gaming Control critic Chris d’Entremont says incompetent Liberal planning is leaving vulnerable Nova Scotians at risk. The Liberals announced today that they are cutting the My-Play System from the province's video lottery terminals (VLTs) without providing a new plan to help problem gamblers.

The Liberals announced they would be removing the My-Play system today...

Aug 20 2014

Fishermen need support, not more anxiety about their future

HALIFAX, NS - For the third time in as many weeks, Progressive Conservative Fisheries and Aquaculture critic John Lohr is calling on Liberal Minister Keith Colwell to reveal his plan for the Nova Scotia lobster tax.

Colwell shocked the lobster industry on...

Aug 19 2014

d'Entremont wants answers from Liberal Minister

SYDNEY, NS - Progressive Conservative Health critic Chris d'Entremont is demanding answers from Health Minister Leo Glavine about a rat outbreak at the Cape Breton Regional Health Authority.

Visits by exterminators have doubled this summer. ‎Even though most of the rats have been sighted outside, there was one sighted inside the hospital's receiving entrance corridor and one in the basement.

"What is...

Aug 15 2014

NOTE: Statistics Canada pulled its monthly job report after finding an error in last week’s release and today issued the revised numbers.

The PC Caucus has updated its release to reflect the correct information.

HRM loses 2,000, province loses 10,100 in the last year

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative Economic Development critic Karla MacFarlane is concerned about staggering job losses across Nova Scotia.

Statistics Canada data released today show...

Aug 15 2014

PC MLA says there's "no excuse for this kind of incompetence" 

PICTOU, NS - Pictou East Progressive Conservative MLA Tim Houston wants Liberal Education Minister Karen Casey to take action to make sure windows are installed in classrooms at the combined W.A. MacDonald Elementary School and Highland Consolidated Middle School before the school year begins. Houston says anything less is unacceptable. 

Reacting to news from the school board that the windows...

Aug 15 2014

Royalties could be used locally, under PC pilot project

SYDNEY, NS - Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie welcomes steps toward the development of Donkin Mine and is hopeful a deal will be finalized soon.

Earlier this week, it was announced that Glencore has reached an agreement to sell its 75 per cent interest in the Donkin Coal Project in Nova Scotia. The mine, if reopened, is expected to create 300 direct new jobs.

“Reopening the Donkin Mine is a key...