Month: June 2019

Rural high-speed internet deserves a closer look

By Herb Dickieson / June 27, 2019 / Comments Off on Rural high-speed internet deserves a closer look

Premier Dennis King and his government have a great opportunity to take a fresh look at the past MacLauchlan government’s plan to provide the long overdue “High Speed” Internet to rural P.E.I. Rural residents and businesses have been left behind even years after government had shelled out millions to Bell for its delivery. The March…

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Affordable Housing Crisis Solutions

By Joe Byrne / June 22, 2019 / Comments Off on Affordable Housing Crisis Solutions

Previous Island Governments have not invested enough in building, acquiring, owning and managing housing across the market. This has left housing to the private sector to operate without sufficient checks and balances. There has not been an adequate review of the Rental of Residential Properties Act to balance the rights of owners and tenants. This…

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NDPPEI Calls for Protection of Rights

By NDP PEI / June 3, 2019 / Comments Off on NDPPEI Calls for Protection of Rights

A few weeks ago, visiting anti-choice activists stood outside of Island high schools at lunch time with large signs showing fetus parts as a way to ‘educate’ students. Upon hearing that many students were upset at the imagery, some NDP members and other concerned citizens went to several targeted high schools with blankets to help shield the students from the signs. What we learned was that students didn’t necessarily need our help – they were…

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