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VIBERT: Female MLAs mean a decided turn for the better

Maureen MacDonald moved in the inner circle of the Dexter government, and was later interim party leader. Lenore Zann swept into the legislature on that...

OPINION: Stephen McNeil's three big challenges

Back home in this blessed province, where political stability is the norm, Premier Stephen McNeil has won a second successive majority. For those deaf to...

Filmmaker picked by PCs, takes aim at Liberals

... and hard-working Nova Scotians forced to leave to find work elsewhere,” said Kimball in a news release. Party leader Jamie Baillie pledged that a...

McNeil keeping mum on next move in dispute with teachers

(satire) (satire)Opposition leader Jamie Baillie said there was no good reason for the government and teachers to be at an impasse. He said the...

Premier Stephen McNeil heading to Boston | The Chronicle Herald

Premier Stephen McNeil is heading to Boston on Monday for the 40th Conference of the New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers.Premier McNeil vows to...

Food quality in N.S. nursing homes declining, Tories say | The ...

Nova Scotia Tories are blaming Liberal cuts for declining food quality at the province's nursing homes. Opposition leader Jamie Baillie says residents at the ...and more »...

Mi'kmaq heritage draws tourism to Cape Breton

Tourists coming to Nova Scotia want to hear the story of the province's Mi'kmaq heritage, says Sandra MacDonald, tourism coordinator for the Eskasoni Cultural Journeys...

PCs accuse Nova Scotia government of letting Americans buy gas at taxpayers' expense

Tory leader Jamie Baillie is accusing the provincial government of letting American tourists who arrive on the ferry fill up gas at taxpayers' expense. Baillie...

Baillie pushes vocational training for N.S. youth

A new Progressive Conservative government will start consultations on vocational training for school students within 100 days of winning office, leader Jamie Baillie said Wednesday.

VOICE OF THE PEOPLE — August 3, 2016

PROTECT OUR FARMLAND. Farmers grow food; we need food to survive. To grow food, we need farmland. This is why we have to put a...

Premier McNeil announces date for Halifax Needham byelection ...

A byelection was announced in Halifax Needham district on Saturday, and some nominees spent the remainder of the long weekend hitting the campaign trail.and more »...

VOICE OF THE PEOPLE — July 29, 2016 | The Chronicle Herald

IDENTIFYING ASSAILANTS Women being assaulted by taxi drivers is a good reason for other women to feel unsafe getting into a taxi. Taxi owners should...

Liberals enjoy a summer poll bounce of four points

This leaves Jamie Baillie's Progressive Conservatives holding steady at 17 per cent of the decided vote. The Tories hold 10 seats in legislature as official...

Premier attacked for 'gift-wrapping' job

By way of background, the One Nova Scotia coalition of 15 volunteers included high-profile community leaders and provincial party leaders, including Liberal Premier Stephen McNeil...

Arsenault wins Tory nod for Halifax Needham

Arsenault said he believes in party leader Jamie Baillie's vision for the province, and is eager to work with him on making life better for...

McNeil staying tight-lipped on election dates

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil is staying tight-lipped about election dates, but is getting ready for a provincial vote regardless of when the call comes.

LETHBRIDGE: Polls & Politics come a-courtin'

Jamie Baillie and his Progressive Conservatives have consistently polled behind the Liberals and earlier this year there was a call for his resignation from a...

N.S. makes $2.8M investment in aquaculture

Nova Scotia has invested $2.8 million into aquaculture and removed the freeze on applications for shellfish, marine-plant and trout farming. Premier Stephen McNeil and Fisheries...

Two filmmakers to seek seat for Conservatives

Now filmmaker John Wesley Chisholm will offer in Halifax Chebucto and another filmmaker, Paul Kimball, is seeking the nomination for the Halifax Needham seat left...

Hearn looks forward to 50th cap and a chance for Canada to take revenge on Italy

Canada Roster. Justice Sears-Duru, Ray Barkwill, Jake Ilnicki, Jamie Cudmore (capt.), Evan Olmstead, Kyle Baillie, Lucas Rumball, Aaron Carpenter, Gord McRorie, Pat Parfrey, Taylor Paris,...

Tories demand public inquiry after prisoner death in Cape Breton

Doctors in that province also offer weekly on-site clinics and are otherwise on call, according to the Human Rights in Action Handbook for Provincially Sentenced...

Cat ferry ready, Digby boat busy

The Cat is ready to sail. A spokesperson from Bay Ferries Ltd. confirmed Monday the new ferry leaves Yarmouth Wednesday morning for its first run...

Premier Stephen McNeil confident local hero Sidney Crosby will hoist Stanley Cup

Nova Scotia's premier is expressing confidence the province's most famous hockey star will win a second Stanley Cup. Stephen McNeil says although he's a Montreal...

New contract no cure for doctor shortage — PCs

Tory leader Jamie Baillie condemned a much-anticipated new doctor contract as “a miss” in terms of solving Nova Scotia's physician crisis. Doctors Nova Scotia is...

Provincial Tories condemn much-anticipated doctor contract

Tory leader Jamie Baillie condemned a much-anticipated new doctor contract as “a miss” in terms of solving Nova Scotia's physician crisis. Doctors Nova Scotia is...

Tories cry foul on byelection change

Recent changes to the Elections Act that shrink the defined election period for byelections, plus the premier's refusal to set fixed provincial election dates, are...

Baillie, McNeil scrap over taxpayer-funded MIT trip for 'super-elite'

Tory leader Jamie Baillie and Premier Stephen McNeil scrapped Thursday over a program Baillie says will use taxpayer's money to send bigwigs to the Massachusetts...

Fall election for N.S. not ruled out

Opposition leader Jamie Baillie said Monday that confirmation of the byelection makes a general election less likely. “It does seem early to me,” Baillie said.

Tories pick candidate in Cumberland North

Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin will be the Progressive Conservative Party's candidate in Cumberland North. Smith-McCrossin was acclaimed Wednesday. Party leader Jamie Baillie said in a news release...

Halifax cab drivers push Stephen McNeil, Mike Savage on minimum wage, get nowhere

He sent that petition, along with a letter, to Premier Stephen McNeil's office April 27, asking the province to pay drivers the minimum wage. He...

Doctors agreement must address shortage, Tories warn

Opposition Tories say the just-announced deal between doctors and the province must address Nova Scotia's physician shortage. Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie said Friday that...

McNeil settled for 'photo op' at Atlantic premiers meeting, Baillie says

Tory Opposition leader Jamie Baillie is calling Monday's meeting of the Atlantic premiers a missed opportunity for Nova Scotia to get a firm commitment from...

Furey, Baillie spar over small business program

Opposition leader Jamie Baillie expressed concern during question period later that day that a “review” was code for doing away with the loan guarantee program,...

N.S. Tory leader Baillie calls on province to step up commitment to front-line mental health services

Nova Scotia Tory leader Jamie Baillie is calling on the province to step up its commitment to front-line mental health services after reports suicidal Nova...

Ex-MLA calls for Tory leader Jamie Baillie to quit

Former Tory MLA Cecil O'Donnell is calling for the resignation of Tory leader Jamie Baillie. In a letter to editor, O'Donnell, who is known for...

VOICE OF THE PEOPLE | March 31, 2016

Baillie must go. I am afraid that the Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative Party will be looking to form government from the left-field bleachers for years...

N.S. health minister, Tory opposition leader seek new health accord

Nova Scotia health minister Leo Glavine and Tory opposition leader Jamie Baillie agree on at least one thing — they wanted more of a commitment...

'Election' dammit! He said 'Election'

Getting hacked is never fun, but Tory Leader Jamie Baillie made the best of a bad situation on social media Wednesday with his pithy response...

Tories want seniors' personal information deleted

Jamie Baillie is calling on the Liberal government to destroy personal information demanded from seniors during the rollout — and rollback — of changes in...

EDITORIAL: Nova Scotia is ready for options as provincial election draws nearer

Where does Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie fit in this? While Mr. Baillie is an active and sometimes effective critic, it's not clear exactly where...

Provincial NDP to pick leader from three candidates

Gary Burrill, Dave Wilson and Lenore Zann are in the running for the position, which has been filled by interim leader Maureen MacDonald since the...

Premier McNeil's drop in poll 'notable'

Did Stephen McNeil's popularity fall because of his fight with labour and seniors? Pollster Angus Reid isn't saying for sure, but numbers released last week...

LETHBRIDGE: A gymnast exit on Pharmacare

Tory leader Jamie Bailey called the changes dishonest and called for the resignation of Health Minister Leo Glavine. NDP interim leader Maureen MacDonald said the...

UPDATED: Nova Scotia shelves plan to increase pharmacare premiums

NDP Leader Maureen MacDonald said McNeil is paying the price for introducing premium increases without warning and without consultation. “This has been a huge deception,...

Aberdeen mental health unit's future still uncertain

NG NewsMaureen MacDonald, MLA for Halifax Needham and interim NDP leader, said she's happy to see the province moving forward with its plan for mental...

Jamie Baillie pitches tax credit for psych service dogs

“I developed PTSD in an era when they didn't even know how to spell it,” he told a Sunday press conference after Progressive Conservative leader...

Pharmacare changes a 'tax grab,' Baillie says

Opposition leader Jamie Baillie says Nova Scotia's Liberal government has no choice but to rescind changes to the Seniors' Pharmacare Program. The Progressive Conservative leader...

Liberals 'lied' on drug plan: N.S. Tories

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's opposition parties are accusing the Liberal government of designing a seniors drug plan that will save the province money, but cost...

Questions remain about the Centennial Building's future

Acting NDP leader Maureen MacDonald said the Centennial Building needs to be a bigger priority in the 2016-17 plan. Her government started preliminary planning work...

Stephen McNeil, Mark Furey up for business group's red tape reduction award

The premier of Nova Scotia and the provincial business minister are among the nominees for a “red tape reduction award.” The Canadian Federation of Independent...