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Hilda Ramsay Student Award

The NDP PEI Women’s Committee is proud to announce the newly formed Hilda Ramsay award – $500 will be granted to a female identified student who is pursuing study at UPEI or Holland College.  “We recognize the debt load that students carry and wanted to help in some way,” says Susan MacVittie, Chair, NDP PEI Women’s Committee.“We know that women struggle more to pay back student…

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NDPPEI Calls for Protection of Rights

A few weeks ago, visiting anti-choice activists stood outside of Island high schools at lunch time with large signs showing fetus parts as a way to ‘educate’ students. Upon hearing that many students were upset at the imagery, some NDP members and other concerned citizens went to several targeted high schools with blankets to help shield the students from the signs. What we learned was that students didn’t necessarily need our help – they were…

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SUPPORTING A WOMAN’S RIGHT TO CHOOSE

The Guardian (Charlottetown)17 May 2019 When society is not ready to support a child throughout its life, reaching 18 years of age, then one should not expect a woman to carry an unwanted fetus to full term. There are many reasons why one would not want to have a pregnancy continue, one of which is…

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Kathleen Monk Rallies NDP PEI Women

Renowned political analyst and strategist Kathleen Monk was the speaker at the biennial Hilda Ramsay Dinner organized by NDP PEI women at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel in September. Monk drew from her experience as communications director for Jack Layton’s famous “Orange Wave” of Election 2011 that placed Canada’s New Democrats as Official Opposition with 103…

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