News

May 01 2014

Liberals leave Province House without addressing hardships facing Nova Scotians

HALIFAX, NS – Opposition leader Jamie Baillie says he’s disappointed the McNeil Liberals have decided to give up on rebuilding our province’s broken economy.

“The Liberals’ decision to do nothing is a sign of incompetence. Nova Scotians are in a worse position now than before the election,” says Baillie. “Nova Scotia already had record high NDP debt and...

May 01 2014

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative MLAs and St. Francis Xavier University alumni, Allan MacMaster and Pat Dunn, say the Liberals’ decision to remove the Bishop of the Diocese of Antigonish as the school’s Chancellor was done without broad consultation.

“I can’t imagine why the Liberal government would want to take responsibility for dumping the Bishop,” said MacMaster. “Very few members of the St. FX family are even aware of this...

May 01 2014

HALIFAX, NS – Sydney River-Mira-Louisburg MLA Alfie Macleod says the McNeil Liberals must do more to get the Donkin Mine project running.

In the legislature yesterday, Macleod questioned the Minister responsible for Natural Resources, Zach Churchill, about the project. While MacLeod is pleased to hear the Minister is committed to the project, there has been no action from the Liberals.

“Now that Xstrata has announced its looking for a buyer, a competent government...

Apr 30 2014
PCs call for Liberals to make goals the law
 
HALIFAX, NS – Opposition leader Jamie Baillie says the lack of action on the Ivany report will cause Nova Scotians to question the government’s competence to get our economy going.
 
“Dust is already starting to collect on the Ivany report . The Liberal government continues to ignore one of our province’s biggest economic tools,” says Baillie. “...
Apr 29 2014

Broken review process shows Liberal incompetence

HALIFAX, NS – Today in the Legislature, Progressive Conservative amendments to the Education Act were rejected by the Liberal government.

Yesterday in Law Amendments Committee, Jamie Baillie introduced an amendment to the Education Act to allow schools scheduled for closure, but not yet closed, to be voluntarily reexamined under the new school review process.

“The latest rejection of these common sense...

Apr 29 2014

Broken review process shows Liberal incompetence

HALIFAX, NS – Today in the Legislature, Progressive Conservative amendments to the Education Act were rejected by the Liberal government.

Yesterday in Law Amendments Committee, Jamie Baillie introduced an amendment to the Education Act to allow schools scheduled for closure, but not yet closed, to be voluntarily reexamined under the new school review process.

“The latest rejection of these common sense...

Apr 29 2014

More than 40 people affected

HALIFAX, NS – Today in the Question Period, Inverness MLA Allan MacMaster asked the Minister responsible for Service Nova Scotia, Mark Furey, about the surprise eviction of residents at the Troy Trailer Court.

The Minister committed to enforcing the law that requires the landlord to give up to 12 months’ notice and government will also help residents file an appeal.

“We learned late yesterday that more than 40 people...

Apr 29 2014

Houston presents personal stories of sufferers 

HALIFAX, NS – Today in the Legislature, Progressive Conservative MLA for Pictou East, Tim Houston, once again called for the Liberals to support a Provincial Lyme Disease Strategy.

The issue will be debated in the Legislature at 6 pm tonight. Watch live: http://nslegislature.ca/index.php/proceedings/legislative-tv/

The Bill, introduced by...

Apr 29 2014

PC MLA Tim Houston introduces bill to exempt first responder vehicles

HALIFAX, NS – – Progressive Conservative MLA for Pictou East, Tim Houston, is calling on the Liberal government to support first responders by exempting their vehicles from spring weight restrictions.

Today in the Legislature, Tim Houston, introduced a bill requiring the government to provide a full exemption to emergency vehicles traveling on roads during spring weight restrictions.

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Apr 29 2014

PC MLA tables petition in NS legislature

HALIFAX, NS – Today in the Legislature, Chris d’Entremont, Progressive Conservative MLA for Argyle-Barrington, tabled two petitions on behalf of residents of Pubnico Head, East Pubnico, Wood’s Harbour and surrounding communities in support of faster broadband internet speeds.

The petition includes the names of more than 700 frustrated residents.

In 2014, d’Entremont believes it’s unacceptable that...