Stephen McNeil

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Tory leader says premier engaged in a cover-up of Michelle Coffin's story

Premier Stephen McNeil is changing his tune about the rehiring of Kyley Harris, nearly four months after The Coast first reported Michelle Coffin's story. Progressive...

Premiers want federal tax proposals on agenda at first ministers' meeting

Nova Scotia premier Stephen McNeil told reporters in Halifax Wednesday that one of the real-world issues around not allowing private corporations to retain passive investments...

As health debate rages, McNeil government budget offers up tiny increases

The health debate nearly cost Premier Stephen McNeil his majority in this spring's election, but on Tuesday his Liberal government tabled a budget with a...

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...

More experience but fewer options for McNeil in choosing cabinet

When Stephen McNeil picked his first cabinet almost four years ago, Nova Scotia's Liberal premier had 33 MLAs to select from. His chosen 15 included...

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...

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...

Stephen McNeil's Liberals hit the reset button, but it's not clear why

The Stephen McNeil Liberal government hit the reset button Thursday, but it's not clear why. The throne speech that opened the fall sitting of the...

Premier Stephen McNeil visits CBRM to survey storm damage

Two days after a fall storm delivered up to 225 mm of rain on parts of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, residents were still cleaning...

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...

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...

The premier comes to town: McNeil stops in Windsor

Premier Stephen McNeil (left) poses for a photo with local business owners during a stop in Windsor with Hants West MLA Chuck Porter (far right).

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...

Bridgewater girl, 10, quizzes Nova Scotia Premier about autism

The McNeil government promised in May to invest an extra $3.6 million in Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention for preschool children. That same month, parents complained...

Atlantic Canadian voice should remain on Supreme Court, Stephen McNeil says

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil says representation from all parts of the country, including Atlantic Canada, should still be a priority when appointing new Supreme...

Stephen McNeil says housing is Nova Scotia's biggest issue

CBC.caAs a boy, Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil's family was thrown into crisis when his father died suddenly, leaving his mother to try to figure...

How the Nova Scotia government is doing, as told by Premier Stephen McNeil

(Consider that a previous government report on child care, titled "You bet I care," was followed up years later with one called "You bet we...

Premier Stephen McNeil announces date for Halifax Needham ...

HALIFAX — The premier of�Nova Scotia�has announced a byelection in the Halifax Needham district.Premier McNeil announces date for Halifax Needham byelection ...TheChronicleHerald.caall 5 news articles »...

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...

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...

Stephen McNeil says Marilla Stephenson got no special treatment

Premier Stephen McNeil says there was nothing untoward about the way a new high-level position in the executive council office was filled. The Nova Scotia...

Stephen McNeil lays out his Council of Federation meeting priorities

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil has a few items on his to-do list when he shows up at the summer meeting of Canada's premiers in...

´╗┐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...

Is Nova Scotia headed to the polls this fall for a provincial election?

Are we headed to the polls this fall for a provincial election? Premier Stephen McNeil and his happy band of Liberals were sworn into office...

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.

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...

Nova Scotia premier to get personal view of post-vote UK

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil said he was surprised by Thursday's Brexit referendum results, but remained optimistic that a United Kingdom outside the European Union...

Stephen McNeil, Nova Scotia Premier, Says Ottawa's Refusal To Help Veteran Is 'Bureaucratic BS'

Stephen McNeil resorted to unusually candid terms after a cabinet meeting Thursday while commenting on a ruling by Veterans Affairs against Petter Blindheim's bid for...

Premier says no provincial money on the way for Sydney container terminal proposal

Premier Stephen McNeil had good news and bad news for Cape Breton when he spoke Tuesday at a Sydney and Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast.

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...

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 —...

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...

Premier Stephen McNeil doesn't rule out a fall Nova Scotia election

There's growing speculation Premier Stephen McNeil is poised to call a snap election. The party has balanced the provincial budget, a key election promise, but...

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...

Health-care funding model failing, Atlantic premiers agree

... care in the region. New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant, Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil, Prince Edward Island Premier Wade MacLauchlan and Newfoundland and Labrador...

Nova Scotia $15 minimum wage proposal rejected by Stephen McNeil

A call by the NDP to boost Nova Scotia's minimum wage to $15 an hour over three years, is being rejected by Premier Stephen McNeil,...

Chase the Ace jackpots won't be capped, says Premier Stephen McNeil

"Many not-for-profit organizations are benefiting greatly," Stephen McNeil said. "It's quite the phenomenon really. Congratulations to them." McNeil says what the government is watching is...

Premier Stephen McNeil to make health-care announcement

Premier Stephen McNeil will say what his government plans to do with improving the QEII Health Sciences Centre this morning. When it released its budget...

Nova Scotia budget will likely deliver more gain, less pain

But Premier Stephen McNeil is hinting of coming gain for all that pain. Last week, he said Tuesday's budget "will reflect the hard work that...

Quiet on the set a year after Stephen McNeil's fateful budget

Last April, after the Liberal budget killed the film funding program that had been luring major productions to the province for years, Furey joined premier...

Stephen McNeil's spin won't revive the film industry his government destroyed

(blog) (blog)To hear him spin it, you'd think Stephen McNeil lived inside the fantasy bubble of film and television instead of outside, systematically decimating...

Premier Stephen McNeil talks Nova Scotia budget decisions, responsibilities

In his budget bulletin released last year, Premier Stephen McNeil promised his government's spending priorities would line up with its core responsibilities, such as health...

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil reacts to federal budget

The federal Liberals announced their first budget today, and with that comes running deficits to fund investments in infrastructure, the middle class, families and municipalities...

Premier Stephen McNeil's hires highlight relationship between press and politics

You cannot understand politicians unless you understand their relationship with the press. This relationship is at the forefront now that the premier has hired —...

One-on-one with Stephen McNeil

Earlier this month premier Stephen McNeil joined other Canadian premiers on the other side of the country for the much-publicized first ministers conference in Vancouver...

Stephen McNeil appoints Kristan Hines as new chief of staff

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil has appointed Kristan Hines as his new chief of staff effective today. For the past two and a half years,...

Bluenose II power steering decision defended by Premier Stephen McNeil

Premier Stephen McNeil is defending his government's decision to spend $700,000 on a hydraulic steering system for the Bluenose II, even though workers must now...

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...

Premiers agree carbon pricing to be part of overall climate plan ...

Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger, left, speaks with Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil during the Council of the Federation in Vancouver, B.C., March 2, 2016. (Jonathan...