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INCREASE WAGES FOR CHILDCARE WORKERS

The Guardian (Charlottetown) 28 Oct 2019 The King government recently announced the creation of a publicly funded, half-day preschool program for four-year-olds on P.E.I. As long as the funding is adequate, such a program will help thousands of Island families, especially those living on low and moderate incomes. Within 24 hours, the Green Party was…

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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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Affordable Housing Crisis Solutions

Previous Island Governments have not invested enough in building, acquiring, owning and managing housing across the market. This has left housing to the private sector to operate without sufficient checks and balances. There has not been an adequate review of the Rental of Residential Properties Act to balance the rights of owners and tenants. This…

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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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Income Security

NDP Leader Joe Byrne knows it is possible to phase in a $15 minimum wage immediately. “We’ve seen cost of living rise significantly and we’ve seen significant issues in rent going up. We have all seen the cost of food go up, and it is only fair that wages rise as well,” said Byrne at…

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