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Survey questions the future of Nova Scotia Tory Leader Jamie Baillie

WATCH: After two elections where he fell short of forming government, questions are mounting about Jamie Baillie's future. As Marieke Walsh reports, a survey circulated...

NS Premier Stephen McNeil in Washington to nail home NAFTA, softwood lumber

McNeil told Global News Wednesday that as premier it was “critical” to come to the U.S. capital to press the importance of the North American...

Premier Stephen McNeil snaps at Global News reporter when asked about carbon pricing

. By Heide Pearson and Marieke Walsh Global News. more. Premier Stephen McNeil went on the offensive when Global News' Marieke Walsh questioned him on...

Premier Stephen McNeil doubles down in defence of Marilla ...

WATCH: In response to documents that show a new top-level position in government was called Marilla Stephenson's before it was posted for competition, ...Marilla Stephenson hire...

McNeil government defends hiring process for senior bureaucrat

In an emailed statement Tory leader Jamie Baillie said the emails show the government “flaunting the rules.” However the government is defending its actions. “The...

´╗┐Nova Scotia political parties in race to be election ready

Nova Scotia political parties in race to be election readyNova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil isn't saying whether he'll call an early election, but his party...

Yarmouth ferry passenger numbers available in Portland but not N.S.

In an emailed statement, party leader Jamie Baillie said the government's agreement to keep the numbers private shows the Liberals are “gullible” and unable to...

Ferry deal best one for taxpayers: Bay Ferries responds to critics

In a letter written to Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie, MacDonald said if the company took on all of the risk related to operating the...

New Yarmouth ferry to set sail for 2016 season Wednesday

The actual passenger count won't be publicly released, but Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie predicts the ferry could cost taxpayers more than $100 million over...

NS NDP leader won't run for seat before a general election

Nova Scotia NDP leader Gary Burrill says he won't run in the Halifax Needham seat left open by former NDP MLA Maureen MacDonald. Burrill said...

Balancing books still top priority for Liberals

Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie says he's concerned the government will use a one-time windfall from the federal and municipal governments to help boost the...

Interim leader's letter suggests N.S. NDP staffer should have faced more sanctions: Zann

NDP leadership hopeful Lenore Zann says a letter that Interim Party Leader Maureen MacDonald sent to some party members shows more action should have been...

Seniors' pharmacare changes being re-assessed: Stephen McNeil

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil says his government is re-assessing controversial changes to a seniors drug plan after hearing concerns from seniors and advocacy groups.

10 managers laid off, 13 moving in Nova Scotia health department cuts

Former health minister and current Interim NDP Leader Maureen MacDonald says the layoffs in the top branch of the department means its losing “far in...

Steel fabricator won't be receiving more provincial money: Stephen McNeil

Business Minister Mark Furey said after cabinet that there is no more government money available to invest in the company, a point Premier Stephen McNeil...

No 'secrecy' in costs of pharmacare changes, but no details yet either

“I've never heard so much BS in all my life,” said Interim NDP Leader Maureen MacDonald. “And I've heard a fair amount in my 18...

Pugwash hospital among 'numerous' projects shelved: health authority

Interim NDP Leader Maureen MacDonald says she remembers being “shocked” at the state of the building when she first saw it. However, MacDonald says Pugwash...

No ferry? No problem for Yarmouth-to-Portland service, says MacLellan

“The government is going to make the same mistake again, which is leave it way too late to get a boat, and end up shelling...

Bizarre fall legislative sitting ends in time for the holidays

WATCH ABOVE: The Nova Scotia Liberals rose for Christmas by passing a controversial law imposing wages on public sector workers. The bill's passage caps off...

Liberals turn away hearing-impaired man at committee

Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie condemned the government's actions. “This is a mean-spirited government that is thin-skinned and they showed it in living colours tonight,”...

Report on Nova Scotia fuel shortage 'wake-up call' makes 21 recommendations

They treat it more of a communications issue then an emergency,” said Jamie Baillie, PC Leader. Government says they are working to implement the key...

Consultation process questioned on multiple government bills

“We just want them to get these right, famillies, children, the people that look after them, these are the issues that they've messed up,” Progressive...

Recording of fired minister's secret conversation dominates Province House

Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie devoted all of his party's questions to the topic. In his first three questions he asked McNeil if he told...

'There is a crisis.' Conservatives call for public inquiry into mental health ...

HALIFAX – Opposition leader Jamie Baillie is calling for the Liberal government to take action to make changes to the mental health system in the...

Trudeau as PM will be improvement over Harper: Stephen McNeil

WATCH ABOVE: While winners of the 2015 federal election spent much of the day thanking supporters, others were thinking about what the red tide might...

Ferry between Nova Scotia, Maine could be viable in three years: CEO

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,...

Gallant, McNeil take a hit in approval ratings

HALIFAX – New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant took a 13 point hit in his approval ratings according to an Angus Reid survey, while Nova Scotia...

N.S. government amends Elections Act to allow candidates to earn salaries

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil looks on at a press conference following the 2013 Council of the Federation fall meeting in Toronto, Nov. 15, 2013.

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil heading to Europe to promote province

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil leaves Friday on a seven-day visit to Europe to promote Nova Scotia as a tourism and business destination.

McNeil open to hearing proposals from film industry over tax credit

She said she would support changes over a five-year transition period. “It's time for the premier to hit the pause button, get good data, sit...

Two NDP MLAs to step down Thursday

NDP Interim Leader Maureen MacDonald announced the resignations in a news release on Thursday morning. Gosse was diagnosed with throat cancer back in April, he...

Ex-spokesman for Stephen McNeil gets conditional sentence on assault charge

HALIFAX – A former spokesman for Nova Scotia's premier has received a conditional discharge on an assault charge. Kyley Harris was also handed nine months'...

'It's a lonely spot at times': Stephen McNeil talks about job as premier

HALIFAX – Stephen McNeil opened up about what it's like to be Nova Scotia's premier during an interview on Global's Morning News program on Thursday.

Too much money going to Nova Star ferry in Yarmouth: Stephen McNeil

HALIFAX – Taxpayer handouts to the Nova Star ferry that connects Yarmouth, N.S. to Portland, Maine are still too high, according to Nova Scotia Premier...

N.B., N.S. governments partner on office to help cut red tape

HALIFAX – The New Brunswick and Nova Scotia governments are creating a joint office to cut the red tape and harmonize business regulations. Nova Scotia...

Tentative agreement reached between Chronicle Herald and press workers

The news came out as the Halifax-Dartmouth Labour Council and the Halifax Typographical Union hosted a rally in front of the Herald office Friday morning.

McNeil confident number of ships promised will be built

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil says he is confident Irving Shipbuilding will build the number of Arctic patrol ships Ottawa has proposed. McNeil...

Baillie calls for changes to Freedom of Information Officer, McNeil says no

Speaking to reporters after the bill was introduced, Premier Stephen McNeil said he won't support the amendment. “I don't see any reason for it, the...

Police drop charges against union executive arrested during protest

Protesters were blocking Premier Stephen McNeil's car from leaving Province House and in the melee police said an officer thought he saw MacLean assaulting another...

UPDATED: McNeil defends N.S. health merger bill as protesters rally

During question period Tuesday, Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie asked why the government finds it necessary to combine the labour provisions of the bill with...

Nova Scotia politicians set to return for fall sitting of legislature

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia's elected representatives will be back to work on Thursday for the start of the fall session of the provincial legislature. Premier...

Firewood shortage makes stocking up a challenge for Nova Scotians

Stephen McNeil's Liberal government opened up crown lands to attract contractors, but says there has been little interest so far. “We really need the conditions...

Students' group calls on N.S. government to reduce rising tuition fees

HALIFAX – University students in Nova Scotia and their families are facing another rise in tuition costs that have been growing quickly in the past...

McNeil appoints chairmen for province's immigration advisory council

Premier Stephen McNeil says Wadih Fares will serve as national chairman and Colin Dodds will be the international chairman. Fares is the owner of W.M.

Bluenose II will not open to public until 2015: McNeil

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil says hopes that the Bluenose II will be open to the public this year have sailed. McNeil says...

Fall sitting of N.S. legislature will begin Sept. 25: premier

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil says the fall session of the legislature will begin Sept. 25. McNeil says the session will open with...

Pulp mill emissions fix gets May deadline from McNeil government

HALIFAX – The Nova Scotia government has given a Pictou County pulp mill just over nine months to meet emissions standards or Premier Stephen McNeil...

Beloved Cape Breton fiddler Buddy MacMaster dies at age 89

Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie says MacMaster was a musical ambassador for Nova Scotia and Canada. MacMaster's son, Allan MacMaster, is the Tory member of...

Stephen McNeil says government open to helping Michelin if asked

CTV News HALIFAX – Premier Stephen McNeil says the Nova Scotia government is open to discussing help for Michelin Canada but it won't be giving any...

NS party leaders call for inquiry into slain aboriginal women

A special parliamentary committee has been studying the issue of missing and murdered aboriginal women, but Nova Scotia Tory Opposition Leader Jamie Baillie says the...