It has been another big week for Islanders. Your Liberal Team has been hard at it again representing the best interests of all residents of Prince Edward Island. On Monday Minister Jordan Brown, Minister Heath MacDonald and Premier Wade MacLauchlan announced a new five-year plan that will help enrich Prince Edward Island’s cultural life and share it across Canada and around the world. Cultivating Growth – A Five Year Action Plan for Culture and Creative Industries will bring together our cultural and creative industries to further support Island artists and launch groundbreaking initiatives.
This week the Liberal Team made other several announcements:
Finance Minister Allen Roach presented the fall fiscal update and second-quarter forecast. Compared to the 2017-18 operating budget presented in April, revenue is forecast to increase by $23 million and will be offset by over $22 million in added expenditures — resulting in a budget surplus of more than $1.1 million.
Health and WellnessMinister Robert Henderson announced that a tender has been awarded and that planning has begun on the new Mental Health and Addictions Campus. Our government understands the toll that mental illness and addictions takes on an individual and their family. To ensure that we can respond to the needs of Islanders and their families well into the future, our planning must consider current trends and best practices in mental health and addictions care and include input from those on the front line
Communities, Land, and Environment Minister Robert Mitchell tabled the Water Act. This act is the first in Prince Edward Island’s history. Our strong Liberal Government is well aware of the importance of our water supply and we are working to protect it.
Economic Development and Tourism Minister Heath MacDonald stood in the house and proudly announced that our 2017 tourism season is breaking records again. Figures released project record spending and visitation for the fourth straight year. More than 1.5 million visitors spent $447 million, which represents increases in visitation of 5 percent and in spending of 3.3 percent
Family and Human Services Minister Tina Mundy announced a new Seniors Independence Program will provide for practical services such as light housekeeping, meal preparation, general maintenance, snow removal, and transportation – making it easier for seniors to remain in their own homes and communities.
District 11: Charlottetown – Parkdale By-Election
Today (Friday November 24) is the final day of Advance Polling in the District 11 by-elecetion. The poll is being held at the Eastlink Centre until 7PM (the Old Civic Centre).
Our Candidate Bob Doiron has been hard at it hitting every door step, apartment building, and seniors complex in the district hearing from residents on how he can be an effective voice at the government table.
If you (or some you know!) can’t vote on election day on Monday (November 27) we encourage you to get out today. You can call Bob’s team at HQ at 902-894-1642 or902-894-3530 for a drive to the polls!
On Election Day you can vote at the Eastlink Centre from 9AM-7PM
On Monday, November 27th, Vote Liberal for a strong and engaging voice in government