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Nov 14 2013
HALIFAX, NS - Today, the McNeil government showed Nova Scotians they cannot be trusted to keep their election promises.
 
In response to Efficiency Nova Scotia's proposed rate increase, the Department of Energy said it will write a letter to the Utility and Review Board to express its opposition.
 
That is a far cry from the...
Nov 14 2013

d’Entremont to intervene in hearing on behalf of PCs

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative Energy critic Chris d’Entremont is calling on the Liberals to tell Nova Scotia families and businesses where they stand on the Muskrat Falls mega-project.

“The new Liberal government is suddenly silent about what they are willing to do about the Muskrat Falls mega-project,” said d’Entremont. “It’s not good enough to just blame the past...

Nov 08 2013

Nova Scotia needs a jobs plan

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie is calling on the Liberals to produce a plan to create jobs and turn Nova Scotia’s struggling economy around.

Today, Statistics Canada’s job numbers show Nova Scotia is continuing to fall behind the rest of Canada. In the last year, Nova Scotia lost 3,000 full time jobs while Canada gained 156,200. In 2012, Nova Scotia’s economy went into reverse while the national...

Nov 08 2013

PC leader recognized NDP MLAs for their service

STELLARTON, NS – Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie was in Stellarton last night to congratulate and thank the residents of Pictou County for electing three new PC Members of the Legislature.  

Baillie attended the Pictou Centre PC Association Annual General Meeting at the Museum of Industry where he was the guest speaker.

“I want to sincerely thank all of our incredible volunteers, donors...

Nov 07 2013
Muskrat Falls deal needs work
 
HALIFAX, NS - Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie says the Liberals must protect ratepayers and get a better deal for power from Muskrat Falls.
 
“Ratepayers deserve a break on skyrocketing power bills,” says Baillie. “We cannot afford to get this deal wrong. It could be devastating for families and for our economy.”
 
Yesterday,...
Oct 31 2013

HALIFAX, NS - PC Energy critic Chris d’Entremont is disappointed Energy Minister Andrew Younger already appears to backtracking on a Liberal campaign promise to reduce Nova Scotia Power’s nine percent rate of return.

The Liberal campaign platform states, “We have urged the Utility and Review Board to refuse Nova Scotia Power’s return on investment of more than 9% annually and reduce the rate of return.”

Following the government’s first...

Oct 29 2013

More scrutiny required to vet most recent Maritime Link submission

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie says it's time for the new Liberal government to get to work and protect ratepayers, just as they said they would when in opposition, starting with supporting a timeline extension to review the most recent Emera/NSPML submission to the UARB.

When in opposition, Liberal leader Stephen McNeil complained the then-NDP government was...

Oct 24 2013

HALIFAX, NS - Northside-Westmount MLA Eddie Orrell has asked the new Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal to step in and help put an end to the ongoing protest at the site of the Sydney River bridge reconstruction project.

“I’ve asked Minister Geoff MacLellan to set up a meeting between the two sides and a meeting has been scheduled for tomorrow,” said Orrell. “Hopefully this demonstration will be brought to an end once and for all.”...

Oct 24 2013

WINDSOR, NS – Chuck Porter was sworn-in for his third term as Hants West MLA today and he says he is eager to get to work as the Official Opposition’s critic for Health and Wellness and bring forward issues that are important to Hants West and Nova Scotia.

“It’s an honour to be asked to hold this position. I’m looking forward to working with the new Minister on some issues and to hold him accountable for the quality of health care in Nova Scotia,”...

Oct 24 2013

HALIFAX, NS – Today, Chris d’Entremont took the oath of office and was officially sworn-in as the MLA for the new constituency of Argyle-Barrington.

“I’m deeply honoured to be afforded the opportunity again to represent the people of Argyle and now Barrington,” said d’Entremont. “I am humbled by the support of my constituents, my family and my friends.” 

d’Entremont says the new Progressive Conservative team will hold...