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Feb 26 2014

Collaborative Partnership Network working to maintain employment levels in Nova Scotia

HALIFAX, NS – The Liberal government is playing politics with hundreds of hardworking Nova Scotians with disabilities says Progressive Conservative MLA Chris d’Entremont.

“The Liberals have a responsibility to protect our most vulnerable workers, not use them to battle funding arrangements with Ottawa,” says d’Entremont.

On March 31, an employer support...

Feb 26 2014

Recall Legislature before people are put at risk

HALIFAX, NS - Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie is calling on Premier McNeil to bring back the legislature to protect vulnerable seniors before they are put at risk, not after.

“As the home-support workers edge closer to their strike, families are increasingly worried about their loved ones,” says Baillie. “The Liberals have a choice to make. They can act now to assure people they will be protected,...

Feb 21 2014

WINDSOR, NS - Progressive Conservative Health critic Chuck Porter is calling on the McNeil Liberals to reform Nova Scotia’s healthcare retail food services industry and recapture millions of healthcare dollars.

Today, the Capital District Health Authority took a big step forward, replacing a money-losing Tim Horton’s with a life-saving dialysis unit...

Feb 20 2014

Liberals must calm the waters

HALIFAX, NS - Progressive Conservative House Leader Chris d’Entremont says Liberal Economic and Rural Development and Tourism Minister Michel Samson has some explaining to do.

“The Minister must provide clarity,” says d’Entremont of the Yarmouth ferry. “Is the May 1 start date in jeopardy?”

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Feb 20 2014

SYDNEY RIVER, NS – Progressive Conservative Natural Resources critic Alfie MacLeod says the Liberals must do  more to permit local coal to be used to generate electricity.

It is reported today that Nova Scotia Power wants ratepayers to pay $6.6 million for coal infrastructure to allow the International Pier in Sydney Harbour to import expensive foreign coal. Meanwhile, the Donkin coal mine site continues to sit idle waiting for a buyer.

“If Nova Scotia Power...

Feb 18 2014
PCs call for expanded ankle bracelet program 
 
HALIFAX, NS - Progressive Conservative Justice critic Allan MacMaster is calling on the Liberal government to stand up for our most vulnerable and protect our children.
 
Today, a Halifax music therapist facing charges of accessing, possessing and making available child pornography was released on bail.
 
An ankle bracelet was not part...
Feb 18 2014
HALIFAX, NS – Leader of the Opposition Jamie Baillie is calling on Premier Stephen McNeil to put Ivany Commission goals in law. 
 
“Nova Scotia needs leadership, starting at the top, if we are going to turn this province around,” says Baillie.  
 
Today at the Halifax Chamber, the Liberal Premier said, “You cannot legislate prosperity.” 
 
Baillie says...
Feb 18 2014
PCs call for action on jobs crisis
 
PICTOU, NS – Urgent action is needed from the McNeil Liberals to reverse the province's economic crisis says Progressive Conservative Economic and Rural Development and Tourism critic Karla MacFarlane.
 
“Ducking accountability and the ‘business as usual’ approach is not an option for the McNeil...
Feb 17 2014

SYDNEY, NS - Progressive Conservative whip and MLA for Sydney River – Mira – Louisbourg Alfie MacLeod says it’s three strikes you’re out for Liberal MLA Pam Eyking, chair of the Veterans Committee.

Today MacLeod called for Eyking to resign as chair and step aside for another MLA committed to the cause.

“She was MIA when the veterans needed her most,” says MacLeod.  “Her sudden interest in veterans’ issues is all political...

Feb 14 2014

The following is an op-ed piece from Jamie Baillie, leader of the Opposition and leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Nova Scotia.

As Leader of the Opposition, I want to express our strong support for the Ivany Commission recommendations. Nova Scotia is at an urgent crossroad; we face either a long and slow decline or a renewed and more prosperous future. As a political leader and as a father, I choose the bright future we all desire for our province. So let’...