Our statement on the future of childcare services on PEI

Prince Edward Island needs a publicly operated and managed childcare system. Families have been struggling with lack of local access, unaffordability and haphazard standards and programming in childcare services for too long. PEI is receiving $121.3 million from Ottawa to develop our childcare system, to be used predominantly to support not-for-profit public early learning childcare…

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Opposition Housing Outrage is Perplexing

On December 8, the outrage in the legislature by the official opposition over the missing $9 million unspent dollars on social housing made for some great theatre and political hay. During that sitting, the opposition protested the King government for failing to spend $9.4 million of last year’s allocation towards social housing, in exchange for…

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Time for a Basic Income Now

The COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated the capacity of our health-care system to respond. The pandemic has brought into full view the inequality and weaknesses on our economic system. Our economic system is based on consumption and our ability to consume (or pay for what we have already consumed). Regrettably a high percentage of people do not…

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