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03 Sep
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NDP Demands Accountability and Leadership on Education

   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE? – Charlottetown, PE – (September 1, 2015)  NDP Leader wants answers from the Liberal government and  a complete 180 degree turn  around on how education is run in the province. “ Back on June 22nd, I asked the Minister of  Education two very simple questions?   1. Can he show what determines class composition and teacher­to­student ratios? (Are principals, custodians, and guidance counselors factored into his teacher­to student ratio)? 2. Can the Minister please explain the formula used to determine the classroom needs of  students (including those with behavioral issues, learning disabilities, and English as a  second language)? “The Minister has ignored this simple request, and government has flip­flopped on teacher cuts”? explained Redmond. The first 100 days has not been a very strong indication of the  Premiers Leadership skills”, stated Redmond.     The NDP also recognizes that the teachers on PEI are returning to the classroom without a  contract, as of AUG. 31, 2015. In addition to the lack of respect with contract negotiations, the  province has since cut 7 positions in the board office. “How do these cuts affect curriculum  development”?, asked Redmond. Redmond believes the province should not be looking at education as a line item on a budget  sheet but rather than an investment into our future as a province.The NDP would like the  province to look at these very important areas: -­Exposing our children to music, art, dance, sport and recreation  ­ -A minimum of one hour of daily physical activity for every PEI student. -­Ending the practice of teachers’ spending out of pocket for everyday classroom needs  ­A strong emphasis on reading, writing and math ­-A return to the Provincial Vocational Institute  (PVI), allowing more opportunity for young  people to learn trades, carpentry, electronics, plumbing and non traditional trades   ­Addressing the unacceptable rates of child hunger on PEI, a universal breakfast & lunch  program across PEI.  “As we enter a new school year, we need a new approach, one that respects our teachers,  offers supports in the classroom, sees the Island as a giant classroom, and is child focused”,  stated Redmond The NDP will continue to push government to address these fundamental  areas immediately,  with the knowledge the greatest investment we can make is in our children. Contact: Mike Redmond  Leader, NDP PEI   902­388­7102  michael.redmond@ndppei.ca

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03 Sep
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Cuts to Work Experience PEI Program Devastating to PEI Arts Organizations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Charlottetown, PE) July 9, 2015 – NDP PEI Leader, Mike Redmond is dismayed by Minister of Workforce and Advanced Learning Richard Brown’s announcement of a 70% cut to the Work Experience jobs program. 182 positions were funded ...

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03 Sep
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NDP Calls Cuts to Commissionaires Deplorable

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE? – Charlottetown, PE – (September 3, 2015)  NDP Leader Mike Redmond calls the cuts to commissionaires jobs at the Queen Elizabeth & Prince County Hospital deplorable. “Seems the Liberal Party of PEI wants to follow the lead of the Harper government by attacking our veterans”; stated Redmond The NDP Leader ...

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23 Jun
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Educations Ministers comments require Clarification

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Charlottetown, PE – (June 22, 2015) – Mike Redmond, Leader of the New Democratic Party of Prince Edward, Island is calling on Education Minster Hal Perry to explain his comments on CBC Compass Monday night. Perry indicated the teaching ...

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22 Jun
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NDP calls for push back on teaching cuts

Mike Redmond, Leader of the New Democratic Party of Prince Edward Island is calling on President of the PEI Teachers Federation Gilles Arsenault to push back against over 8 years of Liberal neglect and cuts to the education system on ...

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22 Jun
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MacLauchlan must take action on TRC Recommendations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Charlottetown, PE – (June 22, 2015) – Mike Redmond, Leader of the New Democratic Party of PEI is calling on PEI Premier Wade MacLauchlan to take immediate action on recommendations made by the Truth and Reconciliation ...

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18 Jun
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Liberals Must Take Action on Cosmetic Pesticides

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Charlottetown, PE – (June 18, 2015) – NDP Leader Mike Redmond is calling on the Liberal government to take immediate action on the cosmetic pesticides issue that has plagued municipalities for months now. “We have seen ...

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17 Jun
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Cuts to Education Unacceptable

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Charlottetown, PE – (June 17, 2015) – Mike Redmond, Leader of the New Democratic Party of Prince Edward Island is calling on Premier Wade MacLauchlan to come clean on the cuts coming to our education ...

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16 Jun
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Islanders tired of Conservative Party Games

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Charlottetown, PE – (June 16, 2015) – Mike Redmond, Leader of the New Democratic Party of Prince Edward Island is calling on Opposition Leader Steven Myers to quit playing games and debate the issues affecting ...

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16 Jun
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Women’s Reproductive Services Long Overdue

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Charlottetown, PE – (June 16, 2015) – Mike Redmond, Leader of the New Democratic Party of PEI is demanding the Liberal government address the long overdue need for proper reproductive health services on Prince Edward Island. ...

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