PC MLA says Premier’s angry diversion tactics won’t stop him from defending Southwest Nova Scotia
HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA Chris d’Entremont says the Premier’s angry diversion tactics won’t stop him from standing up for taxpayers and fighting for a sustainable ferry service between Yarmouth and Maine.
After a heated exchange with the Premier, d’Entremont was asked to excuse himself from the legislative chamber...
Dunn calls on the Liberals protect young students
HALIFAX, NS – Today in the Legislature, Progressive Conservative MLAs introduced the Education Fund Protection Act and the School Supplies Tax Credit Act.
The Education Fund Protection Act, which was introduced by PC Finance critic Tim Houston, would protect any education savings plan for post-secondary school from seizure should a family encounter bankruptcy. It will not include any other payments or refunds of...
Raw footage reveals Minister was not taken out of context, disproves “cut and paste” accusation
HALIFAX, NS – Today in the Legislature Progressive Conservative MLA John Lohr stood on a Point of Privilege asking Agriculture Minister Keith Colwell to apologize for misleading Nova Scotians and the House of Assembly.
Progressive Conservatives have been pressing the Liberal Minister to find a reasonable solution to assist small scale turkey processors...
Stands up for victims of sexual abuse
HALIFAX, NS – Yesterday in the Legislature, Progressive Conservative MLA for Inverness, Allan MacMaster, spoke on behalf of sexual abuse victims in the Strait of Canso area.
Over the past few years, there have been well-documented cases of sexual abuse in the Strait area. MacMaster’s comments were in reply to the Fall 2014 Speech from the Throne.
Bob Martin, a complainant in the Fenwick MacIntosh case, was in the...
Houston tables 1,700 name petition
HALIFAX, NS - Progressive Conservative MLA for Pictou East, Tim Houston, tabled a petition in the legislature today with over 1,700 names in support of the PC Bill to create a provincial Lyme Disease Strategy for Nova Scotia.
Houston introduced a Bill in the Legislature in the Spring and re-introduced it today.
Blacklegged ticks are an issue in Nova Scotia and many people are suffering from Lyme disease. Houston says a provincial...
HALIFAX, NS –Today in the Legislature, Progressive Conservative MLA for Pictou West, Karla MacFarlane, tabled a petition with over 3,000 signatures supporting small turkey processors like Gordon Fraser.
Fraser has been in the butchering business for 36 years and was recently told by the Turkey Farmers of Nova Scotia board that he could no longer process turkeys or he’d face a $5,000 fine.
“This is an attack by the Liberal government on our rural way of...
Liberals failing to provide physicians for rural Nova Scotians
HALIFAX, NS – Today during Question Period, Progressive Conservative MLA for Northside-Westmount demanded answers from the Minister of Health respecting the ongoing issues at the Northside General Hospital.
The hospital recently suffered unexpected and lengthy ER closures. Last week, a spokesperson from the Cape Breton Health Authority indicated the recent closures were, once again, a result of a lack of...
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...
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...