News releases from Premier's Office (Page 102)

Holiday Message

Premier's Office

Holiday message from Premier Russell MacLellan:

Members of the Executive Council, Dec. 16, 1998

Premier's Office

HONOURABLE RUSSELL MacLELLAN, QC Premier President of the Executive Council Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs

Premier MacLellan Shuffles Cabinet

Premier's Office

Premier Russell MacLellan has shuffled his cabinet, bringing two new members to the Executive Council, reducing the heavy workload of others, and providing new challenges to a number of ministers.

Halifax on Maersk/Sea-Land Terminal Short List

Premier's Office

The Halifax Port Group, comprising representatives from the Halifax Port Corp., the Province of Nova Scotia and Halifax Regional Municipality, is pleased to announce that Halifax is a finalist for the Maersk/Sea-Land terminal.

Build on Offshore Opportunity

Premier's Office

Rather than hold out for "the mythical sweeter deal," the Nova Scotia government chose to seize the offshore gas opportunity and build on it, Premier Russell MacLellan told the Metropolitan Halifax Chamber of Commerce today.

Education Key to Future

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Nova Scotia needs to invest in education today, so young Nova Scotians are prepared to take advantage of the opportunities inherent in the "new global economy," Premier Russell MacLellan said today.

No Cuts to Health, Education

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Nova Scotia will not cut health care or education to balance the budget, Premier Russell MacLellan declared today in his annual State of the Province address.

Productive Fall Session in Legislature

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"We managed to get a good deal of good work done for the people," was how Premier Russell MacLellan summarized the fall session of the legislature, which adjourned Thursday.

Nova Scotians Shape Own Future, Says Premier

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Public proceeds from the offshore oil and gas sector will be invested in education to ensure Nova Scotians can take advantage of the economic opportunities ahead, Premier Russell MacLellan said today.

Deputy Minister of Aboriginal Affairs

Premier's Office

Premier Russell MacLellan today announced the appointment of Margaret L. (Peg) MacInnis as deputy minister of Aboriginal Affairs.

Swissair Memorial Planning Committee

Premier's Office

Lorne Clarke, former Nova Scotia chief justice, will head a committee to oversee creation of a memorial to the victims of Swissair Flight 111, Premier Russell MacLellan announced today. The committee will be involved in site selection and will oversee planning and design of the memorial.

Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs

Premier's Office

Premier Russell MacLellan today announced the appointment of Bob MacKay as deputy minister of intergovernmental affairs.

Deputy Ministers Appointed

Premier's Office

Premier Russell MacLellan has announced two appointments in the most senior ranks of the civil service.

Nova Scotia Counts Released

Premier's Office

The first edition of Nova Scotia Counts, a report card on the province's goals and its progress in achieving those goals, has been released.

Irish President to Visit Nova Scotia

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Premier Russell MacLellan today announced Mary McAleese, President of Ireland, and Dr. Martin McAleese will visit Nova Scotia from Oct. 8 to 10 as part of her official visit to Canada.

N.S. Sympathies to U.S., Swiss Presidents

Premier's Office

Following is the text of a letter sent this morning by Premier Russell MacLellan to U.S. President Bill Clinton, Swiss President Flavio Cotti, and the American ambassador to Canada, Gordon Giffin:

Statement by Premier MacLellan -- Swissair Crash

Premier's Office

Nova Scotians were shocked and saddened to awaken this morning to news of the tragic crash of Swissair Flight 111 in the waters off Peggy's Cove.

Premier MacLellan Names New Chief of Staff

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Premier Russell MacLellan today announced the appointment of Thomas J. Hayes of Halifax as his new chief of staff, effective Sept. 8.

Supreme Court Decision on Secession Reference

Premier's Office

Nova Scotia Premier Russell MacLellan is reserving detailed comment on today's decision by the Supreme Court of Canada concerning the Secession Reference.

Premiers Support Halifax Bid for Superships

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Halifax's bid to become the new hub for post-Panamax superships received nationwide endorsement today as Premier Russell MacLellan succeeded in having the issue addressed at the Premiers' Conference in Saskatoon and in winning the resounding support of his fellow premiers. The other premiers agreed that Halifax must be the destination for the next generation of superships and that winning the bid was important for the economy of the country as well as the economy of Nova Scotia.