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PC Leader pays a visit to Ray Mattie’s office

In the closing days of the Nova Scotia Provincial Election campaign, health care and doctor shortages have emerged as the biggest concerns from voters. As a result, party leaders are visiting communities to hold rally’s and to hear about the “crisis”
PC Leader Jamie Baillie was in Antigonish Sunday to hold a rally at PC Candidate, Ray Mattie’s office. Baillie says the system has been broken for far too long, and it needs fixing immediately:
Baillie visited communities throughout Cape Breton over the weekend to hold similar events. He says that everywhere he goes has the same message: we need more doctors.
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Baillie pledges help for Libraries

Party leaders say they are hearing from libraries loud and clear during May’s provincial election campaign. PC Leader Jamie Baillie was in Antigonish on Friday and says that libraries are often the hearts of communities, and too often see their funding cut short.
Baillie says a PC government would pledge to help libraries out after years of funding and program cuts:
Early in this election period, libraries throughout the province created door hangers that can alert candidates that a primary concern of residents is funding for public libraries.
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PC Leader says his party’s platform is solid

PC Leader Jamie Baillie thinks the Liberals poking holes in his campaign platform is a little ironic, considering the manner in which the writ was dropped for this provincial election.
Baillie was in Antigonish on Friday afternoon visiting residents and discussing the party platform ahead of the May 30th election day. Baillie believes the Liberals are a pot calling the kettle black:
Baillie also says that the Liberals plan for twinning the highway pulls at the heartstrings of Nova Scotians. Baillie thinks Stephen MacNeil should have asked for Federal funding for highway twinning, rather than toying the idea of tolls or no tolls.
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Baillie pledges changes for funding to school boards

The PC Leader wants to “remove the politics” from how schools receive their funding from the Province. Jamie Baillie was in Antigonish today and says that the current way that schools receive their money, based on a head count, does not work.
He says that a PC government would work to find a model that works for schools across the province, including rural areas:
Baillies gave this response in response to a question posed around the possibility of school closures in the Antigonish areas. Baillie stopped in Antigonish Friday and was campaigning with Ray Mattie.
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Baillie says “protected ridings” issue must be solved

Provincial P-C Leader Jamie Baillie says it shouldn’t have to come to a court case to solve a dispute over electoral boundaries.
The Acadian Federation of Nova Scotia is warning the province it will face legal action if an election is called before the electoral map is redrawn to restore three “protected ridings” including one in Richmond County.
During a stop in Antigonish, Baillie says the issue must be addressed.
Baillie says there should be a fair, open and impartial redrawing of the boundaries
Acadian Affairs Minister and Cape Breton-Richmond MLA Michel Samson says government disagrees that any elecction call without first settling the boundaries would be unconstitutional.
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Baillie visits Antigonish to hear concerns from Nova Scotians

Provincial P-C Leader Jamie Baillie is in the Antigonish area today.  Baillie’s visit is part of his preparation for the upcoming sitting of the legislature at the end of the month.
Baillie says one of the concerns he’s hearing across the province is jobs, he says Nova Scotians are looking for a long term plan to create employment.
.  Baillie says another concern being raised is the flurry of recent funding announcements by the province.
Baillie says he’s concerned about the late timing of the spring sitting of the legislature, due to begin April 25th; about a month later than usual.
Baillie says the government will be well into a new fiscal year and holding a budget back that long is not good management.
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Baillie says vocational training reducing taxes and cutting red tape would help get Nova Scotians back to Work

Provincial PC Leader Jamie Baillie says it is time to take control and take measures to turn the Nova Scotia economy around.  Baillie, who visited Antigonish and Guysborough Counties late last week, says a key measure is jobs.   Baillie favours returning vocational training to our schools, a measure he says will lead to employment.
Baillie says there are other ways to get people back to work.
Baillie says solutions must be found to reduce the cost of living for families, cutting taxes below the national average.    He says help must also be given to help small businesses create jobs by lowering taxes and eliminating red tape.
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Baillie advocates for Lower Taxes, Vocational Training and less Red Tape to get the economy moving

Provincial PC Leader Jamie Baillie says it is time to take control and measures to turn the Nova Scotia economy around.  Baillie, who visited Antigonish and Guysborough Counties late last week, says a key measure is jobs.   Baillie favours returning vocational training to our schools, which he says will lead to employment.
Baillie says there are other ways to get people back to work.
Baillie says solutions must be found to reduce the cost of living for families, cutting taxes below the national average.    He says help must also be given to help small businesses create jobs by lowering taxes and eliminating red tape.
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PC Leader Jamie Baillie visits Antigonish and Guysborough Counties

Provincial P-C Leader Jamie Baillie says he’s hearing a couple of common concerns from Nova Scotians lately.  Baillie is in

PC Leader Jamie Baillie

Antigonish today, touring the area with the party’s local candidate Ray Mattie.  Yesterday, he toured the Guysborough-Eastern Shore-Tracadie riding with party candidate Rob Wolf.

Baillie says a top concern he hears from Nova Scotians is jobs.  Baillie says the province holds tremendous potential to grow employment.
Ballie says there’s also concerns about Health Care, in particular improvements to Mental Health Services and recruiting more physicians.