Nov 26 2015

New cabinet boardroom cost $75,000

HALIFAX - Progressive Conservative Finance critic, Tim Houston, says it's up to Premier McNeil to explain to Nova Scotians why he thinks it's acceptable to spend almost $75,000 on a boardroom for Liberal Cabinet Ministers, while services for ordinary and vulnerable Nova Scotians continue to be cut.

"The Premier keeps cutting the services Nova Scotians depend on, but then he goes and spends an awful lot of taxpayers’ dollars...

Nov 25 2015

PCs want Premier’s former Chief of Staff to answer questions at committee, Liberals vote no

HALIFAX, NS - Progressive Conservative MLA for Pictou East, Tim Houston, says the Liberals are trying to sweep the McVicar-Younger scandal under the rug, but there are still questions that need answers.

Today, the Liberals used their majority on the Public Accounts Committee to block a PC motion to bring Kirby McVicar before the committee. The resignation of the Premier’s...

Nov 25 2015

Baillie responds to the resignation of Stephen McNeil's Chief of Staff

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie is issuing the following statement on the resignation of Stephen McNeil's Chief of Staff.

“The resignation of the Premier’s Chief of Staff does not remove the cloud of scandal that hangs over the Premier’s office. The Liberals, especially the Premier and his former Chief of Staff, still need to provide answers to the...

Nov 23 2015


HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative House Leader Chris d’Entremont has issued the following statement:

“This morning, the Progressive Conservative Caucus obtained a more fulsome audio recording of the February 12 conversation between the MLA for Dartmouth East and the Premier’s Chief of Staff. The audio file was promptly...

Nov 23 2015

Tories press for honesty from the Premier’s Office

HALIFAX, NS – The Progressive Conservatives have called on the Auditor General to investigate the cloud of scandal that hangs over the Premier’s Office and have made it clear they want Stephen McNeil’s Chief of Staff to appear before a Legislative Committee.

Today, Progressive Conservative House, Leader Chris’ d’Entremont, wrote the Auditor General and asked him to use his powers to...

Nov 20 2015

Liberals refuse to be transparent

HALIFAX, NS –Stephen McNeil and the Liberals refuse to produce documents that would help get to the bottom of the McVicar-Younger scandal.

This morning the Progressive Conservative Caucus brought forward a resolution in the House of Assembly that would compel the Premier to produce all correspondence held in his office and on government servers and electronic devices regarding ongoing discussions between Andrew Younger and Kirby McVicar,...

Nov 19 2015

Baillie calls on McNeil to raise it at First Ministers’ Conference on Monday

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie is calling on Premier Stephen McNeil to make youth mental health a priority at the First Ministers’ Conference on Monday, November 23.  

Baillie has written to the Premier today (attached) to request that he seek the Prime Minister and Minister for Youth’s support at Monday’s meeting, to place youth...

Nov 19 2015

Statement from Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie: Premier must remove Chief of Staff

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie has issued the following statement:

“Today, we’ve learned the RCMP are investigating an audio recording of the Premier’s Chief of Staff, Kirby McVicar. In light of this troubling development,...

Nov 13 2015

INVERNESS, NS - Inverness MLA Allan MacMaster wants protection for local truckers in tenders for provincial paving work.  Paving between Rough Brook and the rotary in Port Hastings is being completed by Dexter Construction, but local truckers are not getting any work.

“We were offered pay for each load, but we want to be paid by the hour,” said Sheldon MacIntyre of the Inverness County Truckers Association. “We have no control over how long we wait in line...

Nov 18 2015

PC Caucus Response to Experience Through Opportunity, Ministerial Statement by Karla MacFarlane, PC Critic for the Public Service Commission 

Increasing participation of youth in the labour force was a key goal of the Ivany
report. The goal was to lower the youth unemployment rate to the national average. Earlier this month we introduced a supplementary report to the One Nova Scotia report; we highlighted a youth employment...