The decision by the Federal Environment Minister, Jonathan Wilkinson, to have no federal assessment for the Northern Pulp’s proposed effluent treatment facility and placing it in the hands of the Nova Scotia’s environmental assessment authority, leaves people who stand for “No Pipe in the Strait” without much hope.  Joe Byrne, Leader of the NDP, said,…

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For Immediate Release Charlottetown December 11, 2019…  “President Alaa Abd-El-Aziz is providing a great service for Islanders in doing background work for a medical faculty at UPEI. It is now time for Premier Dennis King to endorse this essential project”, says Joe Byrne, Leader of the Island New Democrats. “With 15,000 Islanders currently in need…

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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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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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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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