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Stephen McNeil on Yarmouth ferry: 'the tourism numbers speak for themselves'

. Premier Stephen McNeil says the opposition parties have been negative, "pointing out the obvious," but aren't offering solutions. Share on Facebook ...The premier comes to...

Stephen Kimber: Why is Dalhousie footing the $300000 bill for MIT program?

At the time, according to internal emails obtained by Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie, the university knew it was going “out on a limb” by...

Stephen Kimber: Should Stephen McNeil still be unconditionally committed to the Yarmouth ferry?

“Let me be clear,” Stephen McNeil said clearly last August even after Nova Star's cash-sucking Yarmouth-Portland ferry had taken on sinking-level financial water. “As premier...

P.E.I. nightmare: 'They have done a great job of destroying this family'

A group home operated by Queens County Residential Services is shown in Charlottetown in an April, 2016 photo. An unnamed young woman was living at...

Stephen Kimber: Government faces tough decision as P3 school leases expire

As former interim opposition leader Maureen MacDonald pointed out: “for every dollar we overpaid on those P3 schools to the private sector, that's a dollar...

Stephen McNeil and Liberal Party still on top: CRA poll

. Support for the Liberal Party and satisfaction with the government are up slightly from February, and approval of Stephen McNeil remains steady at 41...

Stephen Kimber: Thanks, Stephen McNeil, for Donald Trump

If you believe the media punditi, McNeil is now gearing up to ask us for a new mandate — two-and-a-half years before its time —...

'Start early:' PC leader asks for school mental health supports, curriculum in new bill

Jamie Baillie introduced the Healthier Schools Act in Province House Tuesday afternoon, which would require all school boards to provide students with regular access to...

What's making news in Atlantic Canada

Maureen MacDonald made the announcement Tuesday at province house. MacDonald was first elected as the MLA for Halifax Needham in 1998. She held several important...

Cody Glodes death should be wake up call for Nova Scotia government: opposition

PC leader Jamie Baillie (left) and NDP health critic Dave Wilson are calling on. Metro file. PC leader Jamie Baillie (left) and NDP health critic...

Nova Scotia Liberals hold onto lead despite slip in polls: survey

Jamie Baillie of the PC Party is the preferred among 15 per cent of voters, the same as acting NDP leader Maureen MacDonald and subsequently...

Premier Stephen McNeil waited far too long to fire Andrew Younger

. Privilege was never intended to protect a minister from personal embarrassment. Andrew Younger invoked it anyway. Share on Facebook ...EASTERN PASSAGES: Slithering through the loopholeNova...

Nova Scotia public sector union says province setting stage for wage freeze

Joan Jessome, president of the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union, made the comment Friday in reaction to Premier Stephen McNeil's public criticisms of...

Right-leaning thinkers: Take back the Conservative Party

While I can, did and do often disagree with the views of Robert Stanfield, Flora MacDonald, John Hamm or Jamie Baillie, I would never question...

'It's big deal:' province reverses cuts to PhD psychology internships

NDP provincial leader Maureen MacDonald said Tuesday she was happy to see the funding cut reversed, but more investments are needed to strengthen the mental...

Equalization program shouldn't change: McNeil

HALIFAX – Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall's comments on cuts to the federal equalization program only contribute to division in the country, Nova Scotia's premier said...

Stephen McNeil talks a good game about electoral reform, but that's about it

There is something rich — and richly ironic — hearing Premier Stephen McNeil fret about the number of voters who didn't bother to cast ballots...

On the spot: Five questions for candidates in Dartmouth South byelection

The primary reason is our leader. The reason I ran in 2013 is because of Jamie Baillie. I believe Jamie will be a strong premier...

Improved education urged in dementia strategy

“While we look forward to reviewing the strategy in more detail, we can't help but be concerned that at the same time the government is...

Nova Scotia's Stephen McNeil sees mixed bag in budget

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia's premier offered a mixed reaction to Tuesday's federal budget, saying there were no great surprises for his province. Stephen McNeil said...

Nova Scotia budget draws ire of many, government says tough choices were ...

Jamie Baillie, Progressive Conservative Party leader, said the budget was a “missed opportunity” for the Liberals. “[We] were told we would all have to sacrifice,...

Nova Scotia offers up to $22M for RBC centre

NDP Leader Maureen MacDonald said the deal shows the Liberal government's promises not to provide subsidies to large corporations were false. But she wouldn't comment...

Nova Scotia to work with unions to determine health worker representation

NDP Leader Maureen MacDonald criticized McNeil on Tuesday for creating unnecessary instability in the health system. “I'm assuming the government will be looking at the...

Daypuck relishes chance to represent Canada

Tom Dolezel, London St. George's, London, Ont., Ray Barkwill, Niagara Wasps RFC, Niagara Falls, Ont.; Doug Wooldridge, Lindsay RFC, Lindsay, Ont.; Aaron Flagg, Abbotsford RFC,...

Nova Scotia is busting healthcare unions, and I want to know: Where in the ...

If you want to understand just how anti-democratic the union-busting aspects of the government's health-care legislation are, consider that even PC leader Jamie Baillie questioned...

Nova Scotia passes health merger bill

Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie said although his party is concerned the bill doesn't leave the unions with the “democratic” option of having run-off votes,...

Nova Scotia legislature passes contentious health merger legislation

Interim NDP Leader Maureen MacDonald called the labour aspects of the bill a “fiasco.” “If you are going to make change in the health-care system...

Stephen McNeil goes after Nurses unions first, are doctors next?

Premier Stephen McNeil's government had had it up to here with recalcitrant health-care unions. The unions had come up with a proposal for a collective...

Premier Stephen McNeil takes aim at public sector costs as throne speech is ...

The Liberal government took aim at public sector labour costs in its throne speech Thursday, warning that the salaries of civil service workers could not...

Was Darrell Dexter right to shun the Yarmouth-Portland ferry?

Which left Stephen McNeil's new government to claim credit or assume blame for whatever happened next. What happened is not what anyone hoped for. Spring...

Province ponies up $2 million for Halifax Transit, half of funds towards new ...

Furey said that it was the insistence of Premier Stephen McNeil that pushed the funding promise forward, not just for Halifax but the entire province.

Springhill's demise no surprise to academic

Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie has called on the government to push through municipal changes on its own. But Premier Stephen McNeil said the government...

Satisfaction still strong for new Liberal government in Nova Scotia: poll

Half of all respondents named Stephen McNeil as their choice of premier, up from 46 per cent in November. Fifteen per cent chose PC leader...

Halifax home-care strike prompts new law, province says 'generous offer' on table

CBC.ca Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie said the legislation is vague and doesn't ensure care for seniors, calling it a “one-time, band-aid bill.” “How many seniors...

Health care strike looms, legislature resumes

Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie issued a statement Wednesday calling on McNeil to act on the looming strike by bringing back the legislature. “As the...

Stephen McNeil shows how committed he is to freedom of information, by firing ...

Back in late September 2013, in the warm afterglow of the celebration of yet another Right to Know Week in Canada and the publication of...

Stephen McNeil already on thin political ice after three months

It is too soon to draw conclusions, but the patronage portents from Stephen McNeil's first three months in power are not promising. First, there was...