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Take immediate action to protect 2SLGBTQIA+ youth in our schools

Official Opposition Caucus call on King government and Public School Board to take immediate action to protect 2SLGBTQIA+ youth in our schools 


Charlottetown, PE - Recently, disturbing details came to light showing the environments in some of our Island schools have not been inclusive, and as a result many 2SLGBTQIA+ students and their allies do not feel safe. These incidents included students in black shirts questioning other students and ostracizing them for their support of 2SLGBTQIA+ classmates, and the removal of Pride flags.

This is unacceptable, and it is doubly unacceptable during Pride Month, when we celebrate the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and reflect on the prejudice and discrimination they have faced and still continue to face.

 

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Don't lift the moratorium on high capacity wells before a sustainable irrigation strategy is in place

Statement from Hannah Bell, Official Opposition critic for Environmental, Energy, and Climate Action on announcement about Water Act


Government announced today that it intends to make changes to water withdrawal regulations as it develops a sustainable irrigation strategy. What is notably absent from government’s press release is that these changes would include lifting the moratorium on high-capacity wells for irrigation that has protected PEI waterways for nearly two decades. This is a monumental decision that will affect future Islanders for generations to come.

Developing a sustainable irrigation strategy that properly protects our water resources is crucial to the success of this Act. This will be a major undertaking that should not be rushed.

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May Green Caucus Updates + Upcoming Events

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With the Winter/Spring sitting of the PEI Legislature having come to a close a couple of weeks ago, the Green Caucus having just shuffled their critic portfolios this week, and a couple of fun events coming up soon, we thought this would be a good time to send you an update!

In this update:

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Official Opposition shuffles critic responsibilities

Charlottetown, PE - The Official Opposition announced a shuffle of critic roles this morning.

“I am extremely proud of the hard work and commitment Green MLAs have demonstrated these past two years,” said Peter Bevan-Baker, Leader of the Official Opposition. “As we continue to grow and develop as a strong government in waiting, we seek opportunities to strengthen our caucus and improve our collective depth of knowledge.”

 

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Improvements to The Police Act pass second reading

Charlottetown, PE – Official Opposition legislation to improve the complaints process passed second reading in the Legislative Assembly today.

“Under existing legislation, the public only has a maximum of six months to report a concern about possible police misconduct,” said Trish Altass, Official Opposition Critic for Health and Wellness, and Fisheries and Communities. “Many Islanders and Island groups have expressed concern over the restrictive nature of this short time period.”

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Green Party of PEI Members Pass Seven Policy Resolutions at 2021 Annual General Meeting

CHARLOTTETOWN - The Green Party of Prince Edward Island completed the second and final installment of its 2021 Annual General Meeting on Saturday, May 8th. 

The online meeting began with an afternoon session on April 24th, which included regular AGM business including the Annual Report, Financial Report, Leader’s Address and Provincial Council elections, and at which discussion of the first of seven member-submitted policy resolutions was begun. The second session on May 8th was devoted to the continued discussion of the policy motions as well as four motions to amend the party’s constitution & bylaws.

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Environmental Bill of Rights passes, securing sustainable, green future for Islanders

Green bill will enshrine protections for the environment in law

Charlottetown, PE - Today, the Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) introduced by the Official Opposition passed in the legislature. When rights are recognized and protected, people flourish. The same holds true when we articulate and acknowledge the rights of the environment and the right for all people to have a safe, healthy, and sustainable world in which to live. This EBR will hold government accountable to Islanders to promote and protect those communal rights.

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Fair taxation

Charlottetown - It’s not easy to develop budgets to pay for the necessary programs and services Islanders need and depend upon. An important responsibility of government is how it spends tax dollars. If it spends wisely, Islanders benefit. If it does not, Islanders suffer needlessly by not having their needs met and having to pay more than their fair share.

“Last week I asked the Minister of Finance about how government is making decisions regarding the funding of programs and services Islanders depend on,” said Michele Beaton, Official Opposition Finance Critic. “Islanders are concerned government is choosing to find an easy way out of fulfilling its responsibility to spend Islanders’ tax dollars in a fair and ethical way.”

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May Green News - Legislative updates and Events

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Green MLA and Environment Critic Lynne Lund scored some good laughs with her analogy comparing the fight against climate change with a game of hockey on Earth Day. Click on the image above to watch it!

A lot's been happening in the Legislature lately - our Green caucus has had some significant successes as well as a few defeats (such as the Voting Age Act.) This newsletter will give you a chance to catch up on some of the highlights.

Have an amazing May, and we'll be in touch again soon!

Jordan Bober
Executive Director

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Increased transparency and accountability in healthcare decision making with passing of Official Opposition Bill

Charlottetown, PE - After a fulsome debate in the Legislature, amendments to the Health Services Act introduced by the Official Opposition were passed today. These changes return authority back to health experts to implement our provincial wellness plans.

“I am pleased to see government recognize the need for increased transparency in the decision making process for health care,” said Trish Altass, Official Opposition Critic for Health and Wellness. “The changes I put forward for the Health Services Act give more power and authority to the Health PEI board to implement our provincial wellness plans. This change greatly reduces the possibility of political interference.”

 

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