Dec 04 2013

HALIFAX, NS – Today in the Legislature, Hants West MLA Chuck Porter kept the pressure on Health Minister Leo Glavine to secure renal dialysis units at the Hants Community Hospital in Windsor.

"The first question I asked in the Legislature this session was about providing peace of mind for Hants County dialysis patients and getting a unit here at our hospital," said Porter. “All we want is to be treated fairly."

The community has been working hard,...

Dec 04 2013
HALIFAX, NS - On Monday, MLA Tim Houston addressed the House of Assembly for the first time, proudly representing his Pictou East constituency.
Houston, just the third chartered accountant elected to the Legislature, says he is looking forward to helping solve Nova Scotia’s tough economic issues and reviewing the financial update due in mid-December.
“I promised my constituents that I would...
Dec 04 2013
MacMaster backs Taavel family on quest to make Nova Scotia safer
HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative Justice critic, Allan MacMaster is calling on the Liberal government to protect people’s safety and expand the ankle bracelet GPS program to monitor potentially dangerous persons.
During Question Period today, the PCs insisted the Liberals move immediately before another tragedy strikes and MacMaster...
Dec 03 2013

Will the Liberals stand up to Nova Scotia Power?

HALIFAX, NS – Families and the economy cannot afford another three per cent power rate increase, said Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie.

In Question Period today, Opposition leader Baillie asked Liberal Premier Stephen McNeil to stop the increase scheduled for January 1, 2014, just as Premier McNeil called on the NDP to do while he was Opposition leader.

“Nova Scotians need immediate power...

Dec 02 2013
Bill will scrap the cabinet-controlled slush fund
HALIFAX, NS – Today, Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie introduced a bill to eliminate the Nova Scotia Jobs Fund.
“The controversial job fund continues to be a cabinet-controlled slush fund, making it vulnerable to abuse,” said Baillie. “The Liberals criticized the NDP in opposition, but now flip-flopped and will continue handing...
Dec 02 2013

HALIFAX, NS – Today, Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie will introduce a bill in the Legislature that will fix the date of provincial elections.

In opposition, this was an area of common ground between the Liberals and the PCs. Baillie is calling on Premier Stephen McNeil to renew his commitment and support the PC bill.

“The Liberals should do the right thing and put fixed election dates in law now,” said Baillie. “Nova Scotians deserve to...

Nov 29 2013
HALIFAX, NS - Inverness MLA Allan MacMaster says he is pleased that the new government recognized the importance of Inverness Memorial Consolidated Hospital having its own CT Scanner.
“The communities of Inverness County worked hard to make this happen with petitions, marches and rallies. This was a real achievement for our area and will make a difference in the life of anyone suffering from stroke or acute injury,” said MacMaster.
Nov 29 2013
Liberals must protect ratepayers from increases to power bills
HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative Energy critic Chris d’Entremont says it’s up to the Liberals to protect ratepayers from increases in power rates because of the Muskrat Falls deal.
Today, the Utility and Review Board approved the Muskrat Falls project but did not approve the Liberals’ conditions. The Liberals said they would...
Nov 29 2013

Liberals miss opportunity to protect ratepayers
HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative Energy critic Chris d’Entremont introduced three bills today in the Legislature that will protect power ratepayers.
The bills are the PCs first pieces of legislation tabled as Official Opposition.
d’Entremont says the legislation will tackle the rising cost of electricity and make Nova Scotia Power more accountable to its...

Nov 28 2013

Baillie: Throne Speech will be test of leadership

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie says the McNeil Liberal’s first Throne Speech is the first opportunity to see the new government’s priorities and is a true test of leadership.

“The problems facing Nova Scotia families did not go away while we were campaigning,” says Baillie. “High unemployment and out-migration, record-high power rates and high taxes are issues I...