Posts by NDP PEI

NO MIDWIFE USER FEES

The Guardian (Charlottetown)9 Jul 2019 I am very happy to hear that midwives will be licensed to practice on P.E.I. in the near future. Congratulations to all who advocated for this and to the government for moving forward with this safe and personal health care to expectant mothers. It was alarming to hear Mr. Aylward…

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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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SUPPORTING A WOMAN’S RIGHT TO CHOOSE

The Guardian (Charlottetown)17 May 2019 When society is not ready to support a child throughout its life, reaching 18 years of age, then one should not expect a woman to carry an unwanted fetus to full term. There are many reasons why one would not want to have a pregnancy continue, one of which is…

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Getting Ready

Workshop to equip candidates and workers    There’s a buzz: Islanders are talking about about an early May election.  That would leave just a few weeks from now till the dropping of the writ.  And the people of NDP PEI plan to be ready.    A good sign of that: the Campaign Readiness workshop held…

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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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