Oct 14 2014

Baillie calls for action to rebuild the economy

HALIFAX, NS – Opposition leader Jamie Baillie says government action is required now to improve our economy and create jobs.

Today, Progressive Conservative MLAs introduced four Bills in the Legislature to rebuild Nova Scotia’s struggling economy and get the provincial finances under control. They are:

·         Economic Growth Goals Act, which...

Sep 10 2014

Still no jobs plan from McNeil Liberals

HALIFAX, NS – Monthly job numbers have been released for Nova Scotia and once again, the news is not good. From September 2013 to September 2014, Nova Scotia lost 8,700 jobs.  Areas of the province hardest hit include the North Shore with 3,900 full-time jobs lost.

As people move away to find work in other provinces, the labour force decreased by 9,700 people.

Karla MacFarlane, Progressive Conservative MLA for Pictou...

Sep 10 2014

NEW GLASGOW, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA for Pictou Centre, Pat Dunn, is concerned about the state of the rail line located in the downtown core of New Glasgow.

Earlier this week, Dunn wrote a letter to the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, Geoff MacLellan to urgently request a thorough, competent, and objective investigation into rail safety in New Glasgow.

“I have been made personally aware of many serious and alarming flaws in the rail...

Oct 09 2014

Lohr wants answers from the Minister

HALIFAX, NS – Today at the Legislature, Progressive Conservative MLA for Kings North, John Lohr, asked the Minister of Community Services, Joanne Bernard, why her department is going after a disabled woman’s settlementinstead of working with the family toward an alternative solution.

Lohr also tabled a petition...

Oct 09 2014

PCs introduce Bill to make FOIPOP Officer an Officer of the Legislature

HALIFAX, NS – Opposition Leader Jamie Baillie is calling on the McNeil Liberals to make the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIPOP) Officer, an Officer of the Legislature. Today in the House of Assembly, Baillie introduced the FOIPOP Commissioner Independence Act.

Currently the information watchdog answers to the Minister of Justice; something Baillie says subjects the position to...

Oct 09 2014

HALIFAX, NS –As Thanksgiving approaches, Progressive Conservative Agriculture critic, John Lohr, says Liberal Agriculture Minister Keith Colwell needs to come clean about his position on allowing Nova Scotians to butcher their own poultry on their own property.

When challenged during Question Period yesterday in the House of Assembly, the Minister said he would not ban Nova Scotians from slaughtering their own chickens and turkeys.

That differs from comments the Minister...

Oct 08 2014

Still no plan for jobs

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie says the McNeil Liberals failed to deliver in their first year in office.

Today marks the first anniversary of the Liberal government in Nova Scotia.

“The Liberals blew their first year. Jobs are disappearing, families are split apart and the Liberal government still has no plan,” says Baillie. “The problems we face can be fixed with a plan to rebuild our economy...

Oct 08 2014

Only access route to Blomidon must have repairs

KENTVILLE, NS – For the second time in a week, PC MLA from Kings North, John Lohr, tabled a petition in the Legislature asking the Department of Transportation to makeimprovements to Pereau Road in Kings County.

Lohr stated that as the only access to Blomidon Park, Pereau Road is of vital importance.

“Tourism is an essential part of Kings County,” Lohr said. “People from all over the world travel on...

Oct 07 2014

Information request reveals another $138,000 in repairs in 2014

HALIFAX, NS – Today during Question Period, Progressive Conservative MLA for Northside-Westmount, Eddie Orrell, pushed the McNeil Liberals to explain why the Englishtown ferry is costing taxpayers so much money.

Through a Freedom of Information request obtained by the PC Caucus, it was discovered that over $138,000 was spent on repairs between January and August 2014. The repairs included two cable...

Oct 07 2014

Liberals shouldn't need focus groups to do the right thing: Baillie

HALIFAX, NS – Documents obtained by the Progressive Conservatives through a Freedom of Information Request reveal the McNeil Liberals have spent almost $300,000 in taxpayer funded opinion research at Communications Nova Scotia (CNS) between October 2013 and July 2014.

The Leader of the Official Opposition, Jamie Baillie, says that amounts to more Liberal wasteful spending and another broken Liberal...