Posts by Rob Thomson

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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“$15 is Fair”

   Saturday November 17th — a bright blue-sky morning, and NDP volunteers were tramping through the fresh snow for a good cause.  They were going door-to-door in District 12 (Charlottetown-Victoria Park), for two purposes:  – to glean residents’ opinions about the Minimum Wage; – to remind residents that Joe Byrne, the Leader of Island New…

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Response to MacLauchlan plan for Social Assistance, etc.

   “It’s good to see the Province taking a couple of steps in the right direction … but I have to say: when are we going to take a real run at poverty?”  That’s Joe Byrne’s reaction to today’s (2 November) announcement by a quartet of MacLauchlan Government ministers concerning Social Assistance rates and several…

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Safeguarding Our Land

How do we feel about today’s pitch by Robert Irving, president of Cavendish Farms, in which he warned a legislative committee about “significant threats to the long-term sustainability of potato farming on Prince Edward Island” — while asking government to double land ownership limits imposed on Island potato farmers. He also spoke of “near drought”…

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