Month: December 2019

Adieu 2019 and Welcome to 2020!

By Joe Byrne / December 31, 2019 / Comments Off on Adieu 2019 and Welcome to 2020!

The year welcomed in a new government and a new opposition.  There is a new agenda, definitely a new tone, and both are welcome. Newness is often infused with hope.  This is also a time to thank those who ran as candidates in our recent elections. Democracy works in part because of the courage and commitment…

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Federal Government Lacks Credibility in Protecting the Environment

By NDP PEI / December 18, 2019 / Comments Off on Federal Government Lacks Credibility in Protecting the Environment

The decision by the Federal Environment Minister, Jonathan Wilkinson, to have no federal assessment for the Northern Pulp’s proposed effluent treatment facility and placing it in the hands of the Nova Scotia’s environmental assessment authority, leaves people who stand for “No Pipe in the Strait” without much hope.  Joe Byrne, Leader of the NDP, said,…

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UPEI Medical Faculty is an opportunity for all Islanders: Byrne

By Joe Byrne / December 16, 2019 / Comments Off on UPEI Medical Faculty is an opportunity for all Islanders: Byrne

For Immediate Release Charlottetown December 11, 2019…  “President Alaa Abd-El-Aziz is providing a great service for Islanders in doing background work for a medical faculty at UPEI. It is now time for Premier Dennis King to endorse this essential project”, says Joe Byrne, Leader of the Island New Democrats. “With 15,000 Islanders currently in need…

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