Do you want 4 more years of Liberal broken promises? I sure don’t.
On Compass tonight CBC journalist Brendan Elliott is airing Part 2 of his 6-part series looking at the promises Robert Ghiz and his caucus – including Carolyn Bertram- made in the 2007 election.
The six parts will cover:
- State of PEI compared to the rest of the country
- Health Care
- Rural PEI – Environment, Agrictulture, Fisheries
Part 2 tonight will focus on education.
Here is a summary of Part 1 that should be sub-titled “Liberal Broken Promises”.
You can listen to Part 1 of Brendan Elliott’s “Liberal broken promises” yourself by clicking here (about 9 minutes in length).
Part 1 – State of PEI Compared to Rest of Canada- Did things improve under the Liberals? (based on info from Stats Canada and Canadian Institute for Health Information)
- PROMISE BROKEN – Every Islander Will Have Access to a Family Doctor
- As of July 27h over 11,000 people waiting for a family doctor.
- Still last in the country for number of doctors per 100,000 people
- PROMISE SORT OF KEPT – Publicly Fund Medication
- PEI spent $264/person on medications.
- Did increase spending but still 2nd last in country.
- PROMISE SORT OF KEPT – Lower Provincial Gas Tax
- Was 22 cents/liter and is now 15.8 cents/liter
- Only BC and NF charge more gas tax
- PROMISE MOSTLY KEPT – Wait Times to Get Psychological Assessments
- Was 2 years before. Government says it is now 90 days, but at least 2 parents say it is worse.
- PROMISE BROKEN – Increase Number of Police Officers
- Degraded – now worst province in terms of number of police officers per 100,000
- PROMISE BROKEN – Sell Provincial Golf Courses
- Still own courses
- Still losing $800,000/year (as compared to $1,000,000/year before)