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Jul 30 2015

d’Entremont says a plan is needed now to deal with the concerns for seniors care

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative Health critic Chris d’Entremont says the McNeil Liberals are sidestepping the major issues with care for seniors, rather than dealing with them.

On January 30, 2014, Liberal Health Minister, Leo Glavine, launched a 100 day review of the Continuing Care...

Jul 30 2015

PC MLA wants an end to bracket creep, says Nova Scotians are being shaken down by unfair tax system

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative Finance critic, Tim Houston, says the McNeil Liberals reached deeper into the pockets of Nova Scotians last year while increasing their own spending.

Today, the McNeil Liberals released the province’s public accounts for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

“At a time when the Premier was telling Nova Scotians everyone had to...

Jul 29 2015

NORTH SYDNEY, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA for Northside-Westmount, Eddie Orrell, says residents have waited long enough for a plan from the Liberals for Northside General Hospital.

Over the past year, the Northside General has experienced significant ER closures due to physician and nursing shortages. In early June, Glavine indicated that a plan for Northside will be announced “very soon”, but the community is still waiting.

“It’s time for...

Jul 29 2015

Frequent ER closures at Fishermen’s Memorial, yet still no plans for CEC

LUNENBURG, NS – Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie is calling on the McNeil Liberals to release their plan for the Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital.

On June 4, Leo Glavine, the Liberal Minister of Health and Wellness, said “We will, by August, have a very definitive statement on how the CEC will proceed for Lunenburg.” We have reached the end of July and still no...

Jul 28 2015

McNeil Liberals block Mental Health Foundation and hub schools from agenda

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative Human Resource Committee members, Karla MacFarlane and Eddie Orrell are appalled by the heavy handed and undemocratic tactics employed by Liberal MLAs in today’s committee meeting.

 

The PCs are once again calling on the Speaker to immediately reconvene a meeting of the Assembly Matters committee to deal with the systemic issues with...

Jul 28 2015

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie is calling on the McNeil Liberals to finally post ministerial expenses online.

On Friday, the Premier shuffled some cabinet ministers’ portfolios and added Guysborough-Eastern Shore–Tracadie MLA Lloyd Hines and embattled MLA Andrew Younger to his inner cabinet circle. Hines made news recently for questionable expenses while Councillor for the District of Guysborough and Younger came under fire in the past...

Jul 27 2015

McNeil Liberals putting vulnerable people at risk

NEW GLASGOW, NS – Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie says Pictou County will not lose their mental health beds without a fight from the Official Opposition.

Aberdeen Hospital is set to close its eight-bed mental health unit next week. With no plan for mental health, or for the families and patients who struggle with mental illnesses, Baillie says the Liberals are putting lives at risk

"This decision...

Jul 24 2015

Congratulates Bill Black for being named Chairman of Board

 

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie is calling on the McNeil Liberals to join the national securities regulator.

Today, the PC Caucus congratulates Nova Scotia businessman Bill Black, who has been named the chairman of the expert board of directors for the proposed national securities regulator.

New Brunswick, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Ontario and Prince Edward...

Jul 24 2015

Premier ignores major issues in healthcare, says Baillie

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie says Premier McNeil’s cabinet shuffle today doesn’t go far enough.

He says for the McNeil government to turn a blind eye to the healthcare system, while patient care continues to suffer, is incompetent.

“The Premier clearly believes there are no major issues in our healthcare system and that everything is fine,” said Baillie...

Jul 21 2015

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA for Inverness and Service Nova Scotia critic, Allan MacMaster, says the Liberal government owes taxpayers a more detailed analysis of Service Nova Scotia’s potential delivery model.

The McNeil government is exploring the option of having private industry provide services for various registries in the province, including land, motor vehicle and joint stock. MacMaster says that while there may be potential savings for taxpayers, the...