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Jun 12 2014

HALIFAX, NS – It’s been more than two weeks since the aborted Bluenose II sea trial and the Liberals still can’t tell taxpayers the cost of the last minute cancellation.

“We know the Liberals simply aren't competent enough to manage the restoration of the Bluenose II, but at the very least, they could be honest about what their failures have cost taxpayers,” says Karla MacFarlane, the Progressive Conservative Tourism critic. “We’re...

Jun 12 2014

PC MLAs call on Delorey to face Pictou County residents
People want answers about environmental and health impact of effluent spill‎

PICTOU, NS - The Pictou Progressive Conservative MLAs are calling on Randy Delorey, the Liberal Minister of Environment, to come to the site of the effluent spill and tell people the plan to keep them and the environment safe.

On Tuesday, approximately 4.5 million litres of untreated effluent from Northern Pulp spilled...

Jun 11 2014

No accountability for Liberal incompetence

HALIFAX, NS – Premier McNeil is once again avoiding answering for the Bluenose II.

Today, at Public Accounts Committee, the Liberal MLAs voted down a PC motion by Chris d’Entremont, Argyle-Barrington MLA, to bring McNeil before the committee. The Liberals also voted down a second PC motion to bring in the Premier's Deputy, Dave Darrow. 

"It's time we got the truth from the Premier," says Karla...

Jun 10 2014

PC Jobs Tour stops in Truro

TRURO, NS – Tonight, Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie heard from Colchester residents about rebuilding our province’s struggling economy.
 
“A sick economy affects every person in this province. Too many families are struggling and our talented young workers are leaving,” Baillie said at a town hall at the Rath Eastlink Centre. “High taxes, lost jobs, more wasteful government...
Jun 10 2014

PC Tourism critic says Premier must be held accountable for Liberal incompetence

HALIFAX, NS –Today, we learned the Liberals have put the taxpayers on the hook for a new consultant at a cost of $1,200 per day to report to Premier McNeil on the tainted Bluenose II restoration project.

Taxpayers are also continuing to pay MHPM Project Leaders Inc. $22,000 a month for their work on the project.

Progressive Conservative Tourism critic Karla MacFarlane says the latest...

Jun 06 2014

Baillie says action needed now

HALIFAX, NS – The staggering number of lost jobs in Nova Scotia is alarming, Opposition leader Jamie Baillie said today. Baillie says it is now or never for the Liberals to take action.

Data released today by Statistics Canada show that in the last year, 11,600 full-time jobs were lost in Nova Scotia, 5,100 in the last month.

“It’s clear, the Liberals just don’t get it. With the on-going issues of the Bluenose II and...

Jun 06 2014

‎I want to extend my gratitude to the RCMP and police officers who went above and beyond to protect and serve. They are true heroes today and every day.  The citizens and community of Moncton can breathe a sigh of relief knowing the suspect of this horrific crime is off their streets.

My thoughts and prayers remain with the people of New Brunswick as they recover and move forward in the days ahead.  I pray for peace through this time of mourning and a speedy recovery for...

Jun 05 2014

"I want to extend my sincerest condolences to the families and friends of the three RCMP officers killed in the line of duty in Moncton last night. 

I pray for a speedy recovery of those who are injured and the men and women in law enforcement who continue the manhunt. My thoughts and prayers...
Jun 05 2014

HALIFAX - Pictou West MLA Karla MacFarlane wants the Premier and his deputy minister to tell Nova Scotians why the troubled  Bluenose II restoration project is over budget and overdue.

MacFarlane says Liberal incompetence has resulted in indefinite delays and taxpayers deserve answers from the people in charge.

In a letter to Allan MacMaster, chair of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, MacFarlane asks that Premier McNeil and his deputy minister David Darrow appear...

Jun 03 2014
“I am pleased a settlement has been reached with former residents of the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children. It is an appropriate resolution to allow the survivors of the home to begin healing.
 
Now that a settlement has been reached, I am hopeful that a public inquiry can be held soon. An inquiry will help bring closure to the former residents and enable all Nova Scotians to bring a just and respectful end to this sad chapter in our history....