June 19, 2017 10:58 am
Updated: June 19, 2017 11:49 am

Nova Scotia PCs announce their official opposition critics

Jamie Baillie, leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Nova Scotia, poses after the budget was presented at the legislature in Halifax on Thursday, April 27, 2017. The Progressive Conservatives are promising to spend almost $40 million on increasing access to mental health services in Nova Scotia.

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The Nova Scotia Progressive Conservatives released their list of official opposition critics’ responsibilities on Monday

PC Leader Jamie Baillie is bringing 16 other Tory MLAs with him to the upcoming session — seven more than he enjoyed before the election.

All 17 have been assigned responsibilities for the new session, which will likely be called in the fall.

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Here are some of the highlights of the announcement:

Baillie will serve as the critic to the premier’s office, executive council and intergovernmental affairs.

Pat Dunn, the party’s deputy leader will serve as the critic for the public service commission and African Nova Scotian affairs. Chris d’Entremont, the PC house leader, will be the critic for internal services, communications Nova Scotia and Acadian affairs and francophonie.

Karla MacFarlane will get a much more prestigious folder than before, moving from critic for municipal relations, the public service commission and communities, culture and heritage to critic for justice, attorney general and military relations.

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Kim Masland, one of the Tory’s rookie MLAs, will step in as environment critic.

Former HRM councillor, Brad Johns, will assume the role of critic for municipal affairs and emergency management office.

A complete list of each MLA’s responsibilities can be found here.


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