James Aylward has announced that a PC government under his leadership will oppose a carbon tax, and use a variety of other initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on PEI. Why is a carbon tax a bad idea? A carbon tax most likely will not result in a significant decrease in GHG emissions. Will […]
View on Facebook Thoughts? Should the 600m section of Millvale Road up the hill from the Trout River Road intersection be ripped up, pulverized, and made gradeable? Thoughts?
View on Facebook Congratulations to all the lobster fishers who completed their 2018 season and hauled in their traps on Saturday. Thanks to Joey Gauthier for inviting me to be part of his landing crew for the third year in a row. Thanks to JoAnn Gauthier for taking the photos and videos!
The PEI Government just announced their Climate Change Action Plan for our Island. I’m glad action is finally being taken after more than a decade of mostly talk. However, my main criticism is that MacLauchlan’s Liberal government appears to be actually setting the bar lower when it comes to reducing carbon emissions! The old target was to […]
Mr. Speaker, today I rise to pay tribute to the victims of the recent tragedy in Toronto and victims across the country who suffer in silence every day. Mr. Speaker, over the last few days we’ve learned that the man who killed 10 people by driving a van down a busy street in Toronto on […]
For most people, reading through legislation like the large Municipal Government Act is not the easiest way to understand what the current municipal restructuring process actually is. Dave Pizio from the Rural Municipality of Greenmount-Montrose prepared the following flow chart to illustrate the current municipal restructuring process as legislated by the Municipal Government Act. I […]
I have introduced a Private Members Bill (PMB) called “An Act to Amend The Municipal Government Act”. The purpose is to change the act to ensure that Islanders living in unincorporated areas are consulted and have a legislated voice when it comes to proposals and recommendations to annex them. The main changes are: When preparing […]
Members Statement: Community Leaders April 6, 2018, Brad Trivers, MLA District 18 Rustico- Emerald Mr. Speaker, it is my absolute pleasure to rise today and salute the leaders in our communities. Mr. Speaker, community leaders are often volunteers – members of service organizations like the Women’s Institute, Lions Club, and Rotary Club – or church […]
On the afternoon of February 25, 2018 the Native Council of PEI directors invited me to their quarterly meeting to discuss various issues surrounding water on PEI in my role as official opposition critic for Communities, Land & Environment. We discussed several topics. Below is a short summary including links to various resources that we […]
Northern Pulp Treated Effluenct Discharge ~65,000 cubic meters per day http://northernpulp.ca/environment/key-performance-indicators/water/ Niagra Falls Average Flow Rate ~2400 cubic meters per second = 207,360,000 cubic meters per day https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niagara_Falls COMPARISON – Niagra Falls vs Northern Pulp Effluent Discharge It takes 3,190 days, or about 9 years, for Northern Pulp to discharge the amount of effluent […]