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Apr 24 2014

HALIFAX, NS – Today, the McNeil Liberals refused to guarantee property taxpayers a spot on the Property Services Valuation Corporation Board.

In the Legislature, the Progressive Conservatives pushed for amendments to the Property Valuation Services Act that would require two new members of the board to be municipal ratepayers. The Liberals used their majority to block the amendment.

“When we're looking at independent people who should be put on this board, I...

Apr 24 2014

Nova Scotians deserve relief at the pumps

HALIFAX, NS – Opposition Leader Jamie Baillie is calling on the McNeil Liberals to give Nova Scotians a much deserved break at the pumps by eliminating tax-on-tax on gasoline.

Gas prices may hit an all-time high in Nova Scotia this week.

“For far too long, the government has been double dipping into the wallets of hard working Nova Scotians,” says Baillie. “The last thing people living in the highest taxed...

Apr 24 2014

PC MLA fighting for people of Colchester County

HALIFAX, NS – Today in the Legislature, Larry Harrison, the Progressive Conservative MLA for Colchester – Musquodoboit Valley, tabled a petition on behalf of residents of Colchester County, opposing the distance of industrial wind turbine construction to their homes.

The residents of the communities of Harmony, Camden, and Greenfield are respectfully requesting the project be denied. Over 700 residents who signed the...

Apr 23 2014

HALIFAX, NS – The House of Assembly debated Lunenburg Liberal MLA Suzanne Lohnes-Croft’s inaction on the important Bluenose II restoration file yesterday.

The debate was sparked by a resolution from the Progressive Conservative Caucus calling on Lohnes-Croftt to urge her Liberal cabinet colleagues to come clean with answers about the status of the restoration.

For weeks, Progressive Conservative MLAs have been asking why the project is over budget and delayed, but...

Apr 23 2014
Premier loses temper in Question Period
 
HALIFAX, NS - Today in Question Period, Premier McNeil lost his temper and confidence in his Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage on the Bluenose II file. 
 
The Premier intercepted questions to Minister Ince, but still failed to provide any answers. 
 
"I couldn't believe it," says Progressive Conservative MLA Karla...
Apr 22 2014

PCs introduce Next Generation Act

HALIFAX –Opposition Leader Jamie Baillie wants to protect future generations of Nova Scotians by making their needs a priority on all government decision making.

Today in the House of Assembly, Baillie introduced the Next Generation Act. The act requires the government to evaluate and report on the long-term impact of its decisions.

“...

Apr 11 2014

Opposition Leader Jamie Baillie is frustrated that the McNeil Liberals are playing deceptive shell games with power ratepayers.

On Monday, the Liberals claimed to remove the Efficiency NS tax from power bills, only to have it revealed that Nova Scotia Power will recover the funds from ratepayers at a later date.

“The Liberal...

Apr 10 2014
Statement from Opposition leader Jamie Baillie about the sudden passing of Jim Flaherty
 
HALIFAX, NS - Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie was shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden passing of a friend and colleague, Honourable James Michael “Jim” Flaherty. 
 
“I had the honour and the privilege of meeting Mr. Flaherty on a number of occasions and was always struck by how warm, generous,...
Apr 03 2014
Bigger government, more taxes… Liberals first 
 
HALIFAX, NS – Ballooning administration, skyrocketing expenses and an ever-growing debt are the low points of the post-election Liberal agenda.
 
“This is already an expensive year for families,” says Opposition leader Jamie Baillie. “We are each expected to pay $200 more in tax than we did last year, while the Liberals go on their costly...
Apr 01 2014

Statement from Opposition leader Jamie Baillie:

“The news of Bridgetown’s dissolution is further proof rural Nova Scotia is facing a crisis. Major changes are needed to how our province is managed.

The immediate concern of the Progressive Conservative Caucus during this time of transition‎ is making sure families in Bridgetown are treated fairly by the provincial government. Political leaders of all stripes must treat this most recent amalgamation application as...