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Baillie to McNeil: Release Bay Ferries’ secret guaranteed profit

N.S. taxpayers to shell out $32.7 million for just first two years in subsidy, even though US Navy bought both the CAT and sister ship for that price in 2012 HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie is calling on the Premier to release the secret guaranteed profit taxpayers will pay to Bay Ferries. “It’s unfair...
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Baillie says ferry deal should come before Legislature

McNeil made a bad deal that will cost taxpayers up to $100 million March 29, 2016 HALIFAX, NS - Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie says the $100 million ferry deal could be a defining and costly moment for Stephen McNeil's Liberal government. The Progressive Conservative leader wants the deal to come before the House of Assembly for...
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Premier McNeil fails to break Nova Scotia Power’s monopoly

Ratepayers still have no option but to buy power from NSPI HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie says Premier McNeil broke Nova Scotian’s trust, not Nova Scotia Power’s monopoly. Today, the Utility and Review Board approved the fees Nova Scotia Power will charge renewable companies to sell power directly to customers (attached). These fees include...
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PC MLAs concerned for workers after announcement of dairy plant closure

MacLeod, Orrell say job losses piling up in Cape Breton March 23, 2016 For immediate release SYDNEY, NS - Cape Breton Progressive Conservative MLAs Alfie MacLeod and Eddie Orrell are disappointed and concerned about yet another business closure in the Sydney area. Yesterday, Saputo Inc. announced it will close its Sydney plant in June, throwing even more people...
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d’Entremont concerned Yarmouth Ferry will not take transport trucks

Transport industry deserves answers March 21, 2016 ARGYLE, NS - Progressive Conservative MLA for Argyle-Barrington Chris d’Entremont wants Minister Geoff MacLellan to confirm the Yarmouth ferry being considered will accommodate transport trucks. “The Liberal government should tell the trucking industry today if the ferry being considered will take trucks or not,” says d’Entremont. “The local truckers are putting...
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