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PC Caucus commends government’s decision to ban street checks

Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Houston says the Liberal government has done the right thing by permanently banning street checks. Today, former Chief Justice Michael MacDonald gave the independent legal opinion that street checks were illegal. Minister Mark Furey issued the directive that the current moratorium would become a permanent ban. “The government has taken leadership on a...
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Dialysis patients overlooked by Liberal government in Argyle-Barrington

Argyle-Barrington MLA Colton LeBlanc says it’s unacceptable that a dialysis patient feared for his life because a regional hospital couldn’t administer dialysis treatment on a Sunday. Artie Smith, from Woods Harbour, has spent several hours, three days a week, for seven years driving back and forth to the Yarmouth Regional for dialysis treatments. He became acutely...
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PCs introduce bill to reduce long-term care abuse

Progressive Conservative MLA for Cole Harbour - Eastern Passage and critic for seniors, Barbara Adams,  introduced legislation today that would allow victims of abuse in long-term care and their families to get the answers they deserve. “By shining a light on instances of abuse, we can work to find ways to reduce its occurrence,” said Adams....
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Liberals manipulate FOIPOP Process

Progressive Conservative leader Tim Houston worries that one of the tricks of the hyper-secretive McNeil Liberals may have been revealed by a recent FOIPOP request. “The McNeil Liberals promised to be the most transparent government in Canada, but these documents may shine the light on ways they manipulate information to subvert the FOIPOP process,” Houston said. In...
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PCs introduce bill to improve financial literacy

Progressive Conservative MLA for Pictou Centre Pat Dunn today introduced legislation to create a career development course to help students understand money management before graduating from high school. “The government expects people to know how to file a tax return and save for retirement, but many students are never taught how to do it,” said Dunn....
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