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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Stop PEI Government Abuse of Federal Disaster Funds Guest contributor : Sharon Labchuk The Prince Edward Island Department of Transportation plans to take half a million dollars from the federal government to rebuild an old obsolete rural bridge damaged by Tropical Storm Dorian last fall. There is no reason whatsoever to rebuild the bridge except…

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We are living through uncertain times. When people use that phrase these days, you might think they are referring to the current pandemic environment . While COVID-19 does amplify it, the uncertainty I speak of is one of precariousness. Specifically of labour rights. COVID-19 has exposed many of these cracks. It’s laid bare the false…

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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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