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Halifax-Needham candidates gear up for byelection

“I've bought into the plan that Jamie Baillie has brought to the table. Jamie's got a lot of initiatives, starting with mental health,” said PC...

Premier Stephen McNeil announces date for Halifax Needham byelection

The premier of Nova Scotia has announced a byelection in the Halifax Needham riding. In a statement Saturday, Stephen McNeil says the election will take...

NS government announces major funding for Stephen King TV series

Opposition Leader Jamie Baillie says for some, it's too little too late. "What we see is an industry that's a fraction of what it was...

Search for Taliyah Marsman ends in murder charges

Edward Delten Downey, 46 -- a man who police say has an “extensive criminal history” -- faces two counts of first-degree murder in Taliyah's death...

War of words: CEO won't release info about Yarmouth ferry ticket sales

A war of words is brewing between Nova Scotia's official opposition leader and the chair and CEO of Bay Ferries Ltd. On Tuesday, Progressive Conservative...

NS health minister says progress is being made after woman shares PTSD story

While Glavine is defending their training, official Opposition Leader Jamie Baillie says it's insufficient to the pressing needs of the public. He is calling for...

Opposition calls on province to bring Nova Scotians in Fort McMurray home

“We're asking the government to put together a plan for those families who are now faced with really life changing decisions, to make it easier...

Gary Burrill won't run for vacant legislature seat

Nova Scotia's new NDP leader has no plans to run for a vacant seat in the legislature. The riding of Halifax Needham is unrepresented following...

Questions swirling around changes to LifeFlight

“People want to know that their different levels of government are working together and not taking them by surprise,” said Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative Leader...

Transportation workers concerned with uncertainty surrounding Yarmouth ferry

Official Opposition Leader Jamie Baillie is calling on the Nova Scotia government to clear up the uncertainty for the sake of the province's trucking and...

Atlantic Canada expresses doubts about carbon tax on electricity

Arriving for talks on climate change with the prime minister and premiers, Stephen McNeil says Atlantic Canadians already pay the highest electricity rates in the...

Halifax police investigating death of teen who was in care of province

Former social worker and now Interim NDP Leader Maureen MacDonald wants to know exactly what happened that Sunday afternoon. “I don't think we have a...

Controversy raised over NS premier's newspaper ad on pharmacare program

Nova Scotia NDP Interim Leader Maureen MacDonald says it just shouldn't have happened. “They could have better spent these resources doing a proper consultation in...

NS wage freeze legislation moves to law amendments

“We might as well call this bill what it is, it's the, 'We don't know how to negotiate,'” said provincial Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie.

Halifax non-profit housing tenants handed 15-day eviction notice

“It's complete baloney,” said Nova Scotia NDP Leader Maureen MacDonald. “This Minister of Community Services has a housing strategy that's all about affordable housing.” Meanwhile,...

Growing concern over cost of shipbuilding project

Nova Scotia's Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie says election campaign promises are not enough. “This is too important,” says Baillie. “I actually want a written...

RCMP asked to investigate Andrew Younger's secret recording

“Well Mr. Younger has to tell everything he knows,” says the province's opposition leader Jamie Baillie. “But you know what, so does the premier's office.”...

Calls for Andrew Younger to release full tape

CBC.ca“Well Mr. Younger has to tell everything he knows,” says the province's opposition leader Jamie Baillie. “But you know what, so does the premier's office.”...

Mother calls for inquiry into mental health services in Nova Scotia

Now, she is joiningthe call by Nova Scotia's Opposition Leader Jamie Baillie for a broader inquiry. “An inquiry is the first step toward getting real...

NS premier responds to allegations against schools for the deaf

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil says he takes very seriously the allegation of abuse of children at two schools for the deaf in the province.

Case of Dalhousie student charged in fellow student's death in court for bail ...

In Nova Scotia Supreme Court, Judge Jamie Baillie ordered a publication ban on the evidence being presented. Sandeson, who appeared in court wearing a blue...

Who's in and who's out: Election results in the GTA

Polls in Ontario are officially closed and results are quickly coming in. Here are the election results from ridings in the Greater Toronto Area as...

Who's in and who's out: Toronto election results

Polls in Ontario are officially closed and results are quickly coming in. Here are the election results from ridings in the Greater Toronto Area as...

NS opposition calls for improvements to patient care

“When we came into office there was no planning at that stage,” says Glavine. But Nova Scotia's former NDP health minister Maureen MacDonald says that's...

Nova Star CEO says ferry between NS, Maine could be viable in three years

However, when pressed about how much would be needed by NDP Leader Maureen MacDonald, Amundsen didn't have an answer. "We have not factored for 2016,...

NS health minister to review case of elderly couple forced to live apart

she asks. Nova Scotia opposition leader Jamie Baillie says it isn't rational to ask anything of a 90-year-old woman and her 85-year-old husband. “Let's not...

Case involving separated NS senior couple to reopen

she asks. Nova Scotia opposition leader Jamie Baillie says it isn't rational to ask anything of a 90-year-old woman and her 85-year-old husband. “Let's not...

Cape Breton County Farmers' Exhibition marks 99th year

“It's amazing to think that 99 years have come and gone,” says organizer Maureen Murphy. At just 19-years-old, Adam Sampson is ... It's just go...

Stephen McNeil to make first shuffle of cabinet since 2013 election | CTV ...

Yarmouth County VanguardHALIFAX -- Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil will shuffle his cabinet today. It's the first cabinet shuffle for the Liberals since their election...

N.S. to arm sheriffs after some courthouses deemed unsafe | CTV Atlantic News ...

It's a move Opposition Leader Jamie Baillie is onboard with. “It's a change to have armed sheriffs in our courthouses, but we know that we...

Some advocates unsure about Baillie's call for NS mental health inquiry

Nova Scotia PC Leader Jamie Baillie has issued a call for a full-fledged inquiry into the province's mental health system, but the idea is getting...

Opposition leaders take aim after NS premier announces July 14 byelections

PC Leader Jamie Baillie, meanwhile, says the Liberals have a lot to answer for when voters go to the polls. “Mr. McNeil now has a...

Any changes to Senate changes must protect Nova Scotia: Premier Stephen ...

HALIFAX -- Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil says he is willing to discuss changes to the Senate as long as the changes don't have a...

Merged NS health authority criticized for lack of details on savings

Maureen MacDonald, the leader of the NDP, says the Nova Scotia Health Authority's projected $1.82 billion budget is short on specifics on how it will...

Nova Scotia's new film incentive will go ahead July 1 despite objections: premier

HALIFAX -- A last-minute appeal to delay the implementation date for Nova Scotia's new $10 million film production fund was categorically shot down Monday by...

NS health officials working on plan to catch up on hundreds of cancelled surgeries

Interim NDP Leader Maureen MacDonald says questions need to be answered. “At the best of times we have long waits, so it will be, you...

Seeking proximity to ailing mother, NS family takes 'nursing home swap' idea ...

Interim NDP Leader Maureen MacDonald raised the McFadgen's situation in the provincial legislature on Wednesday. Just because you can't accommodate everyone, MacDonald said, doesn't mean...

Clayton Miller died from alcohol consumption, hypothermia: review

SYDNEY, N.S. -- Almost 25 years after her son's body was found face down in a shallow brook on the outskirts of a small Cape...

NS NDP amendment would have protected Joellan Huntley from government ...

Shortly after Joellan Huntley's family finished their courtroom saga, Nova Scotia's New Democrats are seeking to amend the Social Assistance Act so others don't face...

NS freezes wages for MLAs for three years

We had some indication that the government was thinking about going in this direction, though,” said NDP Leader Maureen MacDonald. Another change announced today involves...

Two veteran Nova Scotia NDP MLAs resigning their seats

NDP Leader Maureen MacDonald told the legislature she has mixed emotions and "had been dreading this moment." Corbett's absence reflected his desire to avoid attention,...

NS government feels opposition scorn on health care bargaining

Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie said there has been a lot of turmoil and expense in getting the process back to where it was six...

Proposed changes would settle bargaining units for NS health workers

NDP labour critic Frank Corbett says the changes represent a government retreat on a position that unions had advocated in negotiations last summer. Progressive Conservative...

Tributes pour in for MLA Allan Rowe

Jamie Baillie@JamieBaillie. Thoughts & prayers are with the family, friends & colleagues of Allan Rowe. Heartbreaking for all @NSLeg members to lose such a gentleman.

Nova Scotia MLA and former broadcast journalist Allan Rowe dies

CBC.ca"Allan brought his well-earned reputation for honesty, fairness and integrity to the house of assembly," Tory Leader Jamie Baillie said in a statement. NDP Leader...

Future uncertain for Halifax's Camp Hill Veterans hospital

Former Nova Scotia health minister Maureen MacDonald said Ottawa has made it clear that changes are coming to hospital care for veterans. “The federal government...

NS preparing for surge of retiring nurses

“I don't buy for a second that this is because of the pension calculation for nurses,” said Nova Scotia PC Leader Jamie Baillie. He's not...

NS politicians unite to pay tribute to fallen soldiers

We are united with our national government,” said Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil. Cirillo was killed Wednesday at the National War Memorial when a gunman...

Maritime politicians react to shooting on Parliament Hill

JamieBaillie. Jamie Baillie@JamieBaillie. Our thoughts and prayers are with those in Ottawa. Hoping those in the capital stay safe, especially our brave first responders. #cdnpoli...

Ottawa shootings prompt added security at NS, NB legislatures

“I do want to reach out specifically to the member for Bedford and the member for Victoria Lakes and let them know we're here for...