FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Charlottetown January 22, 2020.. Joe Byrne, Leader of the Island New Democrats, is challenging the King government to live up to the commitment to transparency made during the Conservative leadership and the 2019 election. There are currently 6 separate requests for e-gaming documents for which the King government is refusing to release…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Charlottetown November 27. Island New Democrats leader Joe Byrne is asking MLAs from all parties to listen to petitioners on the proposal to open up public roads to ATV use and begin a process of consulting residents. “Many Islanders have different way to enjoy the outdoors and ATV riders are one group…

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October 15, 2019 Dear Residents of Charlottetown,  Near the beginning of the campaign somebody was sharing their view on climate change and they used the word ‘catastrophe’. I measured my reaction to the comment and realized that the images running through my mind were of my time working in Dominican Republic in the early 1990’s.…

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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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The year welcomed in a new government and a new opposition.  There is a new agenda, definitely a new tone, and both are welcome. Newness is often infused with hope.  This is also a time to thank those who ran as candidates in our recent elections. Democracy works in part because of the courage and commitment…

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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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Charlottetown November 28.. The Leader of the PEI New Democratic Party wants to know what the King Government is doing about the two years of Brad Mix’s e-gaming records that mysteriously went missing. Brad Mix is the Senior Director of Business Attraction with Innovation PEI and has held that position for over…

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