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Racism Exists Around (and in) Me

By Joe Byrne / June 9, 2020 / Comments Off on Racism Exists Around (and in) Me

Friday June 5 was exhilarating; being part of the Black Lives Matter protest, joining with thousands of Islanders to listen to the experience of racism and commit to acting to eliminate racism in our community. Islanders can be grateful to the Black Cultural Society who organized the biggest protest ever held on PEI. The message…

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Senior Care Overlooked in Emergency Session

By Joe Byrne / May 31, 2020 / Comments Off on Senior Care Overlooked in Emergency Session

COVID-19 has exposed the Achilles heel of our National health system – the vulnerability of seniors and workers in long-term care residences. Neither the King government nor Opposition members have raised the critical issue of Senior Care in nursing homes during the first week of the emergency sitting of the legislature. This needs to change.…

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Time to Talk about a Maximum Wage

By Joe Byrne / May 6, 2020 / Comments Off on Time to Talk about a Maximum Wage

Several years ago I listened to an interview on CBC radio with a Buddhist monk from Bhutan. He made an amusing and accurate statement linking happiness and excess. To paraphrase his comment he said, ‘Everything in moderation except moderation, which should be done to excess.’ The point of excess is a good one and we…

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