Pictou County MLAs disappointed with Liberal decision to pull out of governance study

Ruth Mitchell news@ngnews.ca
Published on March 26, 2014

The Pictou County Progressive Conservative MLAs are disappointed with the Liberal decision to pull out of the governance study.

Late last night, Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations Minister, Mark Furey announced the Liberal government will not support the regional governance study for Pictou County.

"The missing piece here is leadership," says Tim Houston, MLA for Pictou East. "Our constituents want their government to work on solutions, not throw up their hands and walk away."

Furey never asked for input from the three PC Pictou MLAs.

Karla MacFarlane, the MLA for Pictou West, says the cost of doing nothing is too great.

"We don't have a study. We don't have a plan. Right now, we don't have anything from the Liberal government," says MacFarlane. "Families cannot afford a do-nothing government."

Pictou Centre MLA Pat Dunn says the Liberal Minister must bring the players back to the table and get this issue resolved.

"The Liberals are shutting the door on Pictou County residents," says Dunn. "The old way isn’t working. The Liberal Minister must tell people his plan before it's too late."