Posts by Herb Dickieson

MacLauchlan Rural Health Plan Weak

With 40 of the Island’s physician complement over the age of 65 years, and 12,000 registered Islanders with no family doctor, not to mention many more who have given up, the MacLauchlan has yet again failed rural PEI.  The MacLauchlan Plan for Rural Health Care offers no assurance of ER services for maintaining ER and…

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MacLauchlan’s Rural Internet: Too Little, Too Late

Premier Wade MacLauchlan’s re-announcement of “High Speed” Internet in rural PEI is a service long overdue.  Rural residents and businesses have been left behind even years after the present government had paid Bell to have it delivered.  The latest pre-election promise to provide this vital service may for some be a ray of hope, but…

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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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Building a Better Future for Islanders

Dear friends, I write to you in support of Joe Byrne and the Island New Democrats, and appeal to you to make an end of the year contribution to put Joe and other great New Democrat candidates in the Island Legislature. Joe has had a very busy year working hard for Islanders, and for the…

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