Friday June 5 was exhilarating; being part of the Black Lives Matter protest, joining with thousands of Islanders to listen to the experience of racism and commit to acting to eliminate racism in our community. Islanders can be grateful to the Black Cultural Society who organized the biggest protest ever held on PEI. The message…

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COVID-19 has exposed the Achilles heel of our National health system – the vulnerability of seniors and workers in long-term care residences. Neither the King government nor Opposition members have raised the critical issue of Senior Care in nursing homes during the first week of the emergency sitting of the legislature. This needs to change.…

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Several years ago I listened to an interview on CBC radio with a Buddhist monk from Bhutan. He made an amusing and accurate statement linking happiness and excess. To paraphrase his comment he said, ‘Everything in moderation except moderation, which should be done to excess.’ The point of excess is a good one and we…

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Community Care workers provide for the Island’s elderly population across the province at private nursing homes and are on the very front line in our fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. In Quebec and other parts of Canada the highest toll in both COVID-19 infections and fatalities has been in Community Care seniors’ homes.  For this…

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The pandemic is requiring all of us to make adjustments. Banks have been making huge profits for years and are in a position to make a significant financial contribution to assist this country through COVID- 19. These institutions bring in massive profits on the backs of Canadian workers and they must do better in assisting…

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