May 05 2015

Introduces new bill to force government to act

HALIFAX, NS – Today in the Legislature, Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie will introduce a bill to require the Premier, ministers and leaders of opposition parties to post their expenses online. He is calling on the McNeil Liberals to finally take action. 

“If Premier McNeil is truly committed to openness and transparency, he will commit today to posting his and all cabinet ministers’ expenses...

May 01 2015

Calls on Premier to post his expenses

HALIFAX, NS – April expenses for Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie are now available online. Baillie is calling on Liberal Premier Stephen McNeil and cabinet ministers to do the same.

Earlier this week, the Premier said he’s not opposed to the idea, despite the fact that Liberal MLA for Clare-Digby, Gordon Wilson, said in debate that the process would be too...

Apr 30 2015

Patients worried about their livelihoods while they wait for surgeries

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA for Kings North, John Lohr, wants assurances from Liberal Minister of Health, Leo Glavine, that his government has a competent plan for shortening surgical wait lists in the province.

Sandra Corbin, an educational assistant in the Annapolis Valley, requires two knee surgeries and has been off work for six months. She’s been told that it will be another...

Apr 28 2015

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA for Inverness, Allan MacMaster, tabled a petition in the Legislature, on behalf of people concerned about the state of Deepdale Road, near Inverness.

“The Deepdale Road really needs a complete reconstruction that is expected to cost roughly $300,000,” MasMaster said. “That would use up almost the entire road maintenance budget for the northern part of Inverness County.  If the government will not set aside enough...

Apr 27 2015

PCs introduce amendment to Boat Harbour Act calling for targets and timelines

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA for Pictou East, Tim Houston, today introduced an amendment (attached) to the Boat Harbour Act to strengthen the bill and ensure that there is a clear plan for the cleanup that protects community and the economy.

“This is too important to mess up,” said Houston. “The success of this cleanup depends heavily on a clear plan with defined...

Apr 23 2015

Urges government to preserve the culture

HALIFAX, NS – In the Legislature, Progressive Conservative MLA for Inverness Allan MacMaster spoke on behalf of Nova Scotians and the vital importance of Gaelic culture in Nova Scotians’ identity. People from the across the Province have reached out with their concerns about the recent cuts to Gaelic Affairs. As part of the Liberal budget, the McNeil government eliminated two of five positions in the Office of Gaelic Affairs.

Apr 22 2015

Almost $70,000 on tax review

HALIFAX, NS – In the eight months leading up to the 2015 budget, the McNeil liberals spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on taxpayer-funded market research through Communications Nova Scotia (CNS). Progressive Conservative Finance critic and MLA for Pictou East, Tim Houston is questioning the cost and the value for taxpayers’ dollars.

According to a Freedom of Information Request obtained by the PC Caucus, the Liberal government spent...

Apr 21 2015

PCs want answers

HALIFAX, NS - Progressive Conservative Finance critic and Pictou East MLA Tim Houston is questioning Premier McNeil’s decision to spend $42,000 on his own office’s renovations.

The new information was obtained by the PC MLAs through a Freedom of Information request (attached).

“This Premier’s motto should be, ‘Do as I say, not as I do,’” said Houston. “Premier McNeil is telling everyone else they will have...

Apr 21 2015

Liberal decision short-sighted

HALIFAX, NS – Last week in the Legislature, MLA for Pictou Centre Pat Dunn asked the Liberal Minister responsible for Gaelic Affairs, Randy Delorey, about lack of consultation with Gaelic community about new changes imposed.

The Liberal government made cuts to the Department of Gaelic Affairs without explanation or talking with the community about the impacts.

"Nova Scotia has been home to many Gaelic descendants,...

Apr 21 2015

Houston to introduce Bill in the legislature

April 21, 2015
For immediate release

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA for Pictou East, Tim Houston, is calling for the McNeil Liberals to be more accountable when they spend taxpayers’ money.

Today in the Legislature, Houston will introduce the Transperency in Ministers' Expenses Act, which requires a copy of the previous month’s expenses for ministers and their executive assistants to be...