Robert Lethbridge Your Island New Democratic representative for District 3 - Montague-Kilmur
Robert has lived in Cardigan since 1996 and has a varied history of occupations and residences during his lifetime in other parts of Canada and abroad.
While living in Alberta he was employed in the Oil Patch as a roughneck. Robert has a BA in Economics from McGill University and trained as a teacher in England. After teaching at an English language school in Cairo, he moved to PEI in 1996 where he built and owned the Gulnare restaurant and pub in Cardigan until 2008. He was also the vice chair of the Cardigan Communities Development Associate for a short period.
Healthcare became a passionate issue of Robert’s while living in Saskatchewan in the early 1960’s; the year after the doctors’ strike resulting from the NDP Government’s introduction of Medicare in the province.“Being born and raised in a country where health care at the point of delivery is free, this seemed like an issue, I should support. I have been a dedicated supporter of the NDP since that time.
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Life is getting harder for everyday Islanders. Our health care system is on the brink – hospitals are understaffed and closing, and vital health services are at risk of being sold off to private companies. The cost of living is growing far more rapidly than families’ paycheques, leaving many worried about paying for gas, food and housing.
Things have gotten worse under Conservative and Liberal governments. Underfunding of our health care system has resulted in ER closures, hallway medicine, and unacceptable emergency and long-term care wait times. It’s not good enough for the government to stand by while Islanders are stressed about affording medical prescriptions and dental care.
People are tired of promising one thing during an election and doing the opposite after. It’s time to stop that.
If we want a future, we have to make different choices. Islanders deserve a better deal, and New Democrats are prepared to deliver it. Together, we can make practical changes that make life more affordable for everyone – no matter where you live.
New Democrats will fight for improved health care services and for us, cuts are not on the table. We’ll make sure that government works for all Islanders, making our province a more attractive place to live, work and raise a family.
When it comes to better jobs, protecting the environment and investing in strong public health care and education, New Democrats are fighting for you.