Nov 20 2014

Incompetent management of sex abuse bill necessitates new Minister: MacMaster

November 20, 2014
For immediate release

HALIFAX, NS – The Progressive Conservatives are calling on Justice Minister Lena Diab to do the right thing and tender her resignation in the wake of her incompetent management of issues surrounding protecting victims of sexual abuse.

Yesterday, the Minister and her Liberal caucus colleagues refused to support Progressive Conservative...

Nov 19 2014

Urges Liberals to pass PC Limitation of Actions bill today

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative Justice critic and MLA for Inverness, Allan MacMaster, says there is more than enough evidence for the Liberal Minister of Justice Lena Diab to pass a bill to remove the statute of limitations for existing victims of sex abuse to pursue civil litigation.

Today in the...

Nov 19 2014

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie says Premier McNeil and the Liberals must say no to the major tax increases proposed by Laurel Broten in her tax and regulatory review.

Among the highlights of the tax and regulatory review are a job-killing carbon tax, a proposal to almost triple the small business tax and broadening the HST.

“This report is a guideline for how to kill more jobs,” said Baillie. “The carbon tax proposed by Mrs....

Nov 18 2014

Lohr questions Furey about municipal review process

HALIFAX, NS – Today in the Legislature, Progressive Conservative MLA for Kings North, John Lohr, asked Municipal Affairs Minister Mark Furey why villages were not represented in the development of recommendations for the municipal review process.

Last month, Furey and the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities released draft recommendations in the provincial-municipal fiscal review report. If adopted, the recommendations...

Nov 18 2014

Urges Eyking to reschedule Veterans Affairs Committee meeting

HALIFAX, NS – Today in the Legislature, Progressive Conservative MLA for Sydney River-Mira-Louisbourg, Alfie MacLeod brought forward a resolution on behalf of veterans in the province.

MacLeod is upset that it has been eight months since the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs has met. The committee was supposed to meet on November 13, but was cancelled publicly on November 11.


Nov 14 2014

PCs vote against hydraulic fracturing ban

HALIFAX, NS - Today, the McNeil Liberals used their majority to ram the hydraulic fracturing ban through the legislature, killing jobs and deterring future investment in resource development.

Progressive Conservative MLAs vigorously opposed the ban, saying we need a government with the vision and competence to rebuild our economy.

PC leader Jamie Baillie says the Liberal ban sends a message to the entire energy industry that...

Nov 12 2014

PCs will put forward amendment ‎at earliest opportunity 

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie is calling on the McNeil Liberals to protect children by banning flavoured tobacco.

‎At the earliest opportunity, the PCs will be introducing an amendment to Bill 60 that would take flavoured tobacco off the shelves. It is widely accepted with evidence that it is‎ the gateway product to get kids into smoking.

“The Liberals...

Nov 07 2014

Wants further powers for survivors of abuse

HALIFAX, NS – At the earliest opportunity, Progressive Conservative MLA for Inverness, Allan MacMaster, will put forward an amendment to the Limitation of Actions bill to further protect the rights of those who have suffered sexual assault.

Last week, the Liberal Minister of Justice introduced the Limitation of Actions Act, which eliminates time limits on when a claim by someone who has suffered sexual abuse can be brought...

Nov 05 2014

Incompetent Liberal ban undermining offshore oil and gas industry 

HALIFAX, NS – Today, the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board announced that no bids were received for new development work in four offshore parcels on the Scotian Slope. 

Opposition leader Jamie Baillie says the Liberals’ incompetent ban on shale gas development has clearly sent a chill through the entire energy industry.


Nov 04 2014

Calls on Liberals to do their homework

HALIFAX, NS – Opposition leader Jamie Baillie says the McNeil Liberals should take another six months to respond to concerns of Nova Scotians on all sides of the issue before proceeding to ban hydraulic fracturing. 

Today in the Legislature, Baillie moved a motion to hoist the bill to ban hydraulic fracturing and suspend debate for six months.

Earlier this session, the McNeil Liberals introduced legislation to ‎ban...