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Archive for November 2018

A Good Choice

   Gerard Mitchell is a good choice as PEI’s Referendum Commissioner.  The respected former Justice is very capable and has shown through the years his genuine commitment to the public interest and to making Island society better for all citizens.    The perception that Justice Mitchell was favoured early-on by Premier MacLauchlan should not tarnish…

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DME: Fairness and Openness needed

   It is disturbing to see Diversified Metal Engineering be put into receivership.  At this stage it is unclear what has caused this and what is happening to handle the situation.    DME has appeared to be a poster industry for Prince Edward Island: innovative, light manufacturing with a small carbon footprint; a smartly chosen…

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Be a part of this NDP website!

     How about this website, eh! … Fantastic picture, glowing in NDP orange!    Every few days there is a posting about an issue, event or party position.  And the first item on the page is “Joe’s View” – a blog about what’s on the Leader’s mind.    We can all help make this…

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Island New Democrats have a Deputy Leader and a Spokesperson for Rural Affairs

Joe Byrne names Leah-Jane Hayward and Dr. Herb Dickieson    At a media conference this morning (November 21st), the Leader of Island New Democrats announced his appointment of Leah-Jane Hayward as Deputy Leader, and Dr. Herb Dickieson as adviser and spokesperson in the fields of Rural Affairs, Agriculture and Fisheries.    “Leah-Jane Hayward is an…

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What’s Needed This Session – Part 2

Joe Byrne outlines NDP-PEI priorities as the Legislature meets   We noted that the NDP-PEI has two serious issues in mind for this fall sitting of the Legislature.  I spoke earlier about the truly awful potato-harvest situation.  Now we turn to another sad story — poverty and housing.   The MacLauchlan Liberals have attempted to…

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