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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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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HERB DICKIESON: Rural high-speed internet deserves a closer look

 Premium contentContributed Published: 5 hours agoFacebookTwitterMore Premier Dennis King and his government have a great opportunity to take a fresh look at the past MacLauchlan government’s plan to provide the long overdue “High Speed” Internet to rural P.E.I. Rural residents and businesses have been left behind even years after government had shelled out millions to Bell for…

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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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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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