Alfie MacLeod

Alfie MacLeod


Caucus Whip & Deputy Caucus Chair

Critic Portfolios:
Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal
Natural Resources
Sydney Tar Ponds Agency
Sydney Steel Corporation Act



Constituency Office:
1990 Kings Road
Sydney River, NS B1L 1C4
Tel:(902) 564-8679
Fax:(902) 564-1204

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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...

Mar 26 2014

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative MLAs Alfie MacLeod and Eddie Orrell say the McNeil Liberals must get the right players at the table to deal with the growing divide between municipalities and the province.

“The Liberals must get their own finances under control, rather than downloading costs to stressed municipalities,” says MacLeod, MLA for Sydney River–Mira–Louisbourg. “It’s unacceptable to ask struggling families and seniors to keep...

Mar 20 2014

HALIFAX, NS- Progressive Conservative Natural Resources critic Alfie MacLeod says the McNeil Liberals’ crown land announcement today is a short-term fix for an important industry that deserves more.

“Our forestry industry needs a long-term plan that actually encourages growth and sustainability,” says MacLeod. “Proper forest management is done over decades not months.”

MacLeod says these six-month leases are better than nothing, but Nova Scotia...

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 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 13 2014
Services for veterans a priority for PC MLAs
HALIFAX, NS – Sydney River-Mira-Louisbourg MLA Alfie MacLeod says the McNeil Liberals' sudden interest in veterans’ issues is all political speak and no action.
It is finally convenient for Liberal MLA for Victoria-the-Lakes and Chair of the Veteran Affairs committee, Pam Eyking to host her first committee meeting today.
Jan 22 2014

SYDNEY, NS - Progressive Conservative Transportation critic Alfie MacLeod is calling on the McNeil Liberals to explain the $15.5 million cut to highway improvements.

“The Liberals have once again shown Nova Scotians they have no plan to get our province moving in the right direction,” says MacLeod. “Cutting millions in roadwork is a move directly out of the Liberal playbook from the 90’s."

Released today, the first Liberal Highway Improvement Plan...

Dec 13 2013

RFP to be issued in early 2014

SYDNEY, NS - Sydney River-Mira-Louisbourg MLA Alfie MacLeod obtained a commitment from the government this week that an RFP would be out early in 2014 to remove the wreck of the MV Miner off Scaterie Island.

Since the freighter went aground in September 2011, attempts to remove it have resulted in a blame-game that has gone nowhere. However, MacLeod says he is cautiously optimistic.

"Before, all we had were hollow platitudes...

Oct 24 2013

HALIFAX, NS – Today, Cape Breton’s three veteran Progressive Conservative MLAs-elect took the oath of office and were officially sworn-in to their new roles as members of the Official Opposition shadow cabinet.

“It is an honour to have been re-elected and to have the support of my constituents as I look forward to the years ahead,” said Northside-Westmount MLA Eddie Orrell. “As...