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 COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated the capacity of our health-care system to respond. The pandemic has brought into full view the inequality and weaknesses on our economic system. Our economic system is based on consumption and our ability to consume (or pay for what we have already consumed). Regrettably a high percentage of people do not…

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Today marks the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. This day falls on a particularly trying time, and one that highlights the work that still needs to be done. Currently, migrant workers and refugees are in a precarious situation, with limited access to healthcare. Black and Indigenous communities are already disproportionately and economically…

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As Islanders face the threat of COVID-19, our usual way of interacting with each other and doing business has drastically changed. Our trusted health authorities wisely advise us to avoid unnecessary contact and adhere to appropriate social distance. Although our natural instinct is to be close to our friends and neighbours, under these circumstances the…

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Please note. This event took place on February 25, 2020, before calls of self-distancing were place. On behalf of Mark Woermke, President of District 25, O’Leary-Inverness New Democrats, I wanted to thank all those who expressed interest, contributed, attended and participated in our annual general meeting (AGM) at the Ellerslie Legion on Saturday afternoon, February…

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Last year Islanders voted for a change in government. After 12 years of Ghiz and MacLachlan rule we were ready for something different. As the one year anniversary approaches we can see some things are different and yet some  remain  very much the same.  Many appreciate the change in tone. We never really warmed to the…

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