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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....
Jun 03 2014
NEW GLASGOW, NS - Today, up to 300 people in Pictou County lost their jobs when Convergys announced it would be closing its doors.  Pictou’s Progressive Conservative MLAs Pat Dunn, Karla MacFarlane and Tim Houston are saddened to learn the news and are concerned about the future of Pictou County.
 
Pat Dunn, the MLA for Pictou Centre says this is another devastating day for the people of Pictou County. 
 
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Jun 03 2014
"I am saddened to learn about the loss of up to 300 jobs at the Convergys in New Glasgow. My heart goes out to the hundreds of people and their families affected. It is also hard for all Nova Scotians to watch, as more jobs are lost and families are forced to leave.
 
This is another major blow to the economy of Pictou County and our province’s tax base. It comes...
Jun 02 2014

Minister remains silent

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative Education critic Pat Dunn is calling on Liberal Minister, Karen Casey to act now to ensure Park West students are treated fairly.

In November 2013, the Halifax Regional School Board approved a motion to complete a boundary review for Park West School. Scenarios proposed to the boundary review committee include moving grades seven to nine to other schools in the city.

Parents’ groups have also gone...

May 29 2014

PCs launch pcjobstour.ca‎

BRIDGEWATER, NS – The PC Caucus of Nova Scotia wants to hear from Nova Scotians about rebuilding our province’s struggling economy.

Today, at the Bridgewater and Area Chamber of Commerce, Opposition leader Jamie Baillie launched the PC Jobs Tour - www.pcjobstour.ca.

“Jobs are getting harder and harder to find. Families are struggling and our talented workers are leaving for better...