May 26 2015

KENTVILLE, NS – Progressive Conservative Agriculture critic, John Lohr is pleased that the Pictou County Farmers Mutual Insurance Company and the Kings Mutual Insurance Company have agreed to amalgamate.
Yesterday, both companies, which provide home, farm and commercial insurance, announced their agreement to amalgamate their operations. 
“Both of these companies have a long history of quality service,” says Lohr. “I am...

May 26 2015

Residents being forced to pay $90 per person to transfer patient files

GREENFIELD, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA for Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley, Larry Harrison is looking for answers from the McNeil Liberals about access to health services, after two local doctors are reportedly retiring in the Truro area.

Nancy Samson from Greenfield, Colchester County learned last week that her local physician will be retiring. After receiving information about how to obtain a...

May 23 2015

HALIFAX, NS - Progressive Conservative Business critic John Lohr says the news that Maine will not be providing a $5 million line of credit to help jump-start the Nova Star ferry means Nova Scotians are once again bearing the full burden.

‎For months, the Liberals have assured Nova Scotia taxpayers they would make sure the Government of Maine would come through on the deal.

"Stephen McNeil didn't come through and now taxpayers will be paying the price," said...

May 22 2015

Lohr thanks Mr. Sullivan for his service

HALIFAX, NS - Progressive Conservative Economic and Rural Development critic John Lohr is calling on the McNeil Liberals to make sure there is a fair and transparent process to replace Nova Scotia Tourism Agency CEO, Patrick Sullivan.

“The McNeil Liberals have a history of patronage appointments. I want to make sure this position is filled by the best candidate possible, no matter their political affiliation,” said Lohr....

May 22 2015

NEW GLASGOW, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA for Pictou Centre, Pat Dunn, wants answers from the McNeil Liberals on the decision to exclude Roots for Youth in Pictou County from Youth Outreach Program funding announced this week.

Yesterday, the Liberal Minister for Community Services, Joanne Bernard, announced funding for five Youth Outreach programs across the province.

“The Liberal government is picking winners and losers. It’s our most vulnerable youth...

May 05 2015

To the editor:

There is no doubt that Nova Scotia has to get its finances in order.

Nova Scotians understand that cuts are necessary but they expect their government to show leadership and make good cuts.

Unfortunately, in the last several weeks, we've seen a bill for $220,000 for courier services but funding to community groups dealing with mental health and addictions cut by 40 per cent.

We've seen $42,000 in renovations to the Premier's office but a...

May 15 2015

Helps offset Liberal cuts to rural infrastructure

INVERNESS, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA for Inverness, Allan MacMaster, says he’s pleased to see the federal government funding initiatives in small communities, something the McNeil government failed to do in its recent budget.

Today, while in Truro, the Prime Minister announced the new Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, which will provide significant support for existing community and cultural...

May 15 2015

Not enough help for rural communities

KENTVILLE, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA for Kings North, John Lohr, says he voted against the Liberal budget earlier this week because it makes life harder for people in rural communities.

The legislative session ended on Monday. Lohr says he wanted to see a plan for rebuilding Nova Scotia’s economy and resource-based industries like agriculture.

“Agricultural producers are at the heart of many of our rural...

May 15 2015

STEWIACKE, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA for Colchester – Musquodoboit Valley, Larry Harrison, says he is concerned about local communities across the province after the spring Legislature Session.

The session came to an end earlier this week with little to no planning for the future of Nova Scotia’s economy.

“Our local communities are the heart of Nova Scotia. There should be a plan in place to help families live and work here,” says Harrison...

May 15 2015

Dunn disappointed with Liberal government’s leadership

NEW GLASGOW, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA for Pictou Centre, Pat Dunn, says the Legislature adjourned with too many issues still ongoing and no plan to deal with them.

Monday, the Spring Session of the Legislature adjourned with the Liberal budget at the forefront of unresolved issues.

“This province needed a budget focusing on job creation and rebuilding our economy,” says Dunn. “...