The PC Caucus is pleased to see three separate ideas put forward in recent years being adopted as Premier McNeil leaves office.
Earlier this week, Pictou West MLA Karla MacFarlane’s legislation on exemption on vehicle registration for members of the Volunteer Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary was adopted by the government. In addition, Victoria-The Lakes MLA Keith Bain, who introduced the Firefighter Licence Plates Act in the 2013 spring sitting of the Legislature, saw his idea finally adopted today.
Also taking effect today was an act to ensure couples would not be separated when entering long-term care. The PC Party introduced amendments to Homes for Special Care Act in 2016 that included the right to live in the same place as your spouse. Additionally, Cole Harbour- Eastern Passage MLA Barbara Adams introduced legislation to the Health Authorities Act that would ensure veterans and their spouses are placed together.
The PC Caucus welcomes these changes, but Nova Scotians shouldn’t see good ideas from 2013, 2016 and 2017 ignored until it’s politically convenient for the government to act.
“I’m pleased the Liberal government has finally decided to make these licence plates available for the hundreds of brave individuals who put duty above personal safety.”
Keith Bain, MLA Victoria-The Lakes
“It is unacceptable to imagine loved ones facing their twilight years without their spouses for over four years, all because the government couldn’t make this small change. This was the right thing to do and I am happy it is finally happening.”
Barbara Adams - MLA Cole Harbour - Eastern Passage
“I’m happy to see the government recognize the long list of good ideas we’ve been putting forward on behalf of Nova Scotians. A good idea is a good idea no matter who brings it forward. I hope the next Premier is less concerned with politics and more concerned with people.”
Tim Houston, Leader of the Official Opposition