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Premier Shuffles Cabinet, Delorey and Hines to Remain in Current Portfolios

Premier Stephen McNeil shuffled his cabinet today. The changes don’t affect two local MLA’s

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who hold cabinet posts. That means Antigonish MLA Randy Delorey holds on to his Health portfolio and Guysborough-Eastern Shore-Tracadie MLA Lloyd Hines remains Minister of Transportation of Infrastructure Renewal.

Hants West MLA Chuck Porter takes over Municipal Affairs from Derek Mombourquette, who becomes minister of Energy and Mines. The geoscience and mining division of the former Natural Resources department transfers to the new Energy and Mines Department.

Iain Rankin moves from Environment to the renamed Lands and Forestry Department. Margaret Miller who headed Natural Resources moves back to her old job

Guysborough-Eastern Shore-Tracadie MLA Lloyd Hines, Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister.

as Environment Minister. Geoff MacLellan gives up his energy responsibilities in cabinet but remains as Business, Trade and Service Nova Scotia Minister. He also joins the Treasury and Policy Board

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Hines urges Nova Scotians to Prepare for Winter

Warm fall weather is starting to become a memory, and now our minds are turning to cold temperatures that winter time brings. Here in Nova Scotia, the transportation minister is reminding motorists to be ready for whatever curve ball winter throws you.
MLA Lloyd Hines says that flurries and snow have made an appearance in the province, and people should be thinking more about winter driving:
Hines encourages motorists to drive to conditions, and be safer through the winter months in the province. In particular, Hines wants people to ensure their winter tires are in good condition before they are installed on automobiles.
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Hines says provincial funding to assist in settling land title in five prominently Black Communities is a good first step

It was announced last week that the province is putting 2.7 million dollars to assist people in five predominantly black communities get title to their land; something they’ve struggled to obtain for decades. Two of these communities, Sunnyville and Lincolnville fall into MLA Lloyd Hines’ constituency of Guysborough-Eastern Shore-Tracadie.
Early criticism of this funding is that it lacks the dollar amount to make a change in these communities that have battled the province to assist them. Hines says that this funding is a good first step from the Province:

The problem can be traced back two centuries, when the government gave plots of land to Black Loyalists who sought refuge after the War of 1812. Deeds were not given to the settlers, meaning that for generations, the land could not be passed down through the family.

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Hines says his assignment as Transportation Minister is exciting because roads affect all Nova Scotians

 Premier Stephen McNeil has shuffled the deck with his 17-member cabinet, resulting in some MLA elects moving within the cabinet. In the large riding of Guysborough-

Guysborough-Eastern Shore-Tracadie MLA Lloyd Hines, Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister.

Eastern Shore-Tracadie, MLA Lloyd Hines now finds himself in charge of transportation.

Hines says he welcomes the large task of roads, and notes it was a concern raised by many residents within his riding. Hines says the previous Liberal government was making positive gains towards transportation before the election was called:
With Guysborough-Eastern Shore-Tracadie being the largest riding in the Province, Hines says he hopes that this new capital plan for gravel roads will spin into positive change for his constituents.