On this day in the legislature one highlight for me was asking questions Capital Budget. In became clear that the high level “summary level” dollar figures in the budget could be broken down into specific projects, and the Minister of Finance had that information at his fingertips – but he refused to publish this information and insisted that we go through line-by-line on the floor of the legislature. Not only was this not open and transparent, but it was a very inefficient way to communicate this information.
Greeting Nov 20, 2015 – Brad Trivers
Question Period – Rustico-Emerald Trivers to Minister of Communities, Land and Environment
Watershed Alliance Funding
Response to Question – Minister Mitchell
Committment to publishing Environment Advisory Council report on Water Act Consultations
Bill #24 – Appropriation Act (Capital Expenditures) 2016 – Capital Budget Questions
Brad Trivers – Questioning validity of budget, stakeholder engagement process and the for openness and transparency in the budgeting process; Stanley Bridge roundabout – lack of community consultations.
Bill #24 – Appropriation Act (Capital Expenditures) 2016 – more Capital Budget Questions
Brad Trivers – asking for project breakdowns within budget to be published and getting a commitment to do so from the Minister of Finance
Members statement from Darlene Compton
UCW and National Child Day – Eliminating Child Poverty
Question Period – Opposition Leader Fox to Premier MacLauchlan
Inequality and Children, Number of Appointments to Provincial Agencies, Engage PEI, Rewarding Defeated Candidates, Agencies Review
Question Period – Kensington-Malpeque MacKay to Minister of Finance
VLT (Video Lottery Terminal) removal and placement, Harness Racing and Red Shores, GeoSweep