Dec 11 2013

HALIFAX, NS – A resolution by Inverness MLA Allan MacMaster received unanimous support from all parties in the Legislature on Tuesday. It acknowledged the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre as the official Celtic music centre of Nova Scotia.

“The Celtic Music Interpretive Centre is the only one of its' kind in Canada,” said MacMaster. “Celtic music is an important part of our culture, and it is something that people around the world recognize when they think...

Dec 06 2013

2,400 jobs lost in the last year

HALIFAX, NS –  New numbers released by Statistics Canada today show that Nova Scotia has 2,400 fewer jobs and 2,600 fewer people in the labour force than this time last year.

Progressive Conservative leader Jamie...

Dec 06 2013
PCs introduce bill to scrap FCA
HALIFAX, NS – Pictou West MLA and Progressive Conservative Economic and Rural Development and Tourism critic Karla MacFarlane says the Liberals should outright scrap the NDP’s job-killing First Contract law.
Today, MacFarlane introduced a bill to repeal First Contract Arbitration. 
“Our economy is dangerously weak. We need to...
Dec 05 2013
HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative leader and Cumberland South MLA Jamie Baillie is pleased to see the River Hebert District High School project moving forward.
Today, it was announced that Dora Construction won the $6.15-million competitive tender to complete renovations and an addition to the school. The province took over management of the project from the school board in September.
Baillie says it is the...
Dec 05 2013

HALIFAX, NS – Inverness MLA Allan MacMaster has been named Chair of the Legislature’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts.

“It is the most active committee of the Legislature and is responsible for examining the way taxpayer dollars are spent,” said MacMaster. “After sitting on the Committee for the past four years, I look forward to taking on the role of Chair and holding the government to account for the impact their decisions have on Nova Scotians....

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...