Platform

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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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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NDP PEI Supports Early Childhood Educators

Joe Byrne meets with Association reps    There have been two very different responses to the call for a wage increase for PEI’s French-language early childhood educators.  On January 18th Jordan Brown, the Minister of Education, Early Learning and Culture, said that the $7 increase requested by workers in French centres “would throw the system…

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What? NDP-PC Collaborating?!

Joe Byrne and Dennis King Share Views on Housing    What a fascinating experiment took place on Friday, December 21st.  It was the darkest day of the year, but this was an event that shone some light on one of the most pressing issues on PEI.  It was a discussion about appropriate and affordable housing…

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