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Archive for January 2019

Rate Hike “Hardly Fair”

Joe Byrne questions handling of long-term care charges    “The goal here was to achieve parity … It’s got to be fair for a senior in a private home or a public home.”  That’s how Health Minister Robert Mitchell explained why the rate charged in provincially run long-term care facilities had to be increased by…

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District 23 Nomination Meeting January 28th    Island New Democrats in District 23 (Tyne Valley – Sherbrooke) are about to nominate their candidate for the coming provincial election, and they are excited that a strong contender is putting his name forward.  Robin Enman of Lot 16 is seeking the nomination.    Robin Enman has been…

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High Speed Internet Now

Islanders deserve quality and affordable fibreoptic internet The Guardian (Charlottetown)19 Jan 2019 BY HERB DICKIESON GUEST OPINION Dr. Herb Dickieson is the Rural Affairs Critic for the Island New Democrats Times have changed in Prince Edward Island. At one time electricity and indoor plumbing were rare and unavailable throughout our province. Former four-term premier Alex…

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NDP PEI Supports Early Childhood Educators

Joe Byrne meets with Association reps    There have been two very different responses to the call for a wage increase for PEI’s French-language early childhood educators.  On January 18th Jordan Brown, the Minister of Education, Early Learning and Culture, said that the $7 increase requested by workers in French centres “would throw the system…

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Candidate in District 6

Congratulations to Lynne Thiele in District 6 on winning the candidacy!  Saying ‘yes’ to the leader Joe Byrne, Lynne offered to run in District 6, Stratford- Keppoch. “I must walk the walk if I talk the talk.” Lynne is a retired educator with a Masters in Educational Leadership. She currently lives in Stratford after moving…

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