Guest post by Dr. Sarah Stewart-Clark Opposition Finance Critic Brad Trivers and I went through the Poverty Action Plan to fact check it for Islanders. This is what we found. Although Wade tells us that our economy is on a tear and there have never been more jobs on PEI, the numbers tell us that […]
PLEASE CALL! If you are a grandparent or other care giver of children and need support, please call 1-877-341-3101 to let the Department of Family & Human Services know you want to be part of their Grandparents and Care Providers Program. Hopefully this will allow you to receive support starting April 2018. PEI seniors advocate […]
Problems with Seniors Housing Program wait lists, assessment process, and lack of a long-term plan are eroding confidence in government. “Islanders are angry, and rightly so. They want to trust that the government is working in a fair manner in their best interest. With seniors housing this is simply not the case”, says Trivers. In […]
Thanks to working group panelists Sidney MacEwen, Michelle Jay, Jane Ledwell and the other passionate and intelligent participants – great discussion on Universal Basic Income. Poverty is a complex thing, but a Basic Income Guarantee has the potential to drastically reduce it in a way that gives people a hand up – not just a […]
In District 18 Rustico-Emerald and across PEI there are many grandparents that have stepped up and taken over the role as primary caregivers of their grandchildren. Although less common, other relatives like aunts, uncles, sisters, and bothers have also volunteered to become primary caregivers of children related to them that are not their own. This […]
On March 16, 2016 the PC caucus was privileged to receive a presentation from the Child Protection Services department of PEI Family and Human Services. It is a great overview of what the department does, where it does it, why it does it, how many children are impacted and the requirement for reporting any potential children […]
Issues re administration of child care subsidy – funding approval changes when someone goes from to full-time to part-time and also during the summer months when go back to fulltime –causes hardship – one family ended up paying an additional $2000 for the summer months – almost went bankrupt. Communication done by phone only between provincial […]
“MLA’s are receiving a raise in 2016. If this is necessary then people on social assistance should also get an increase in their support. (What is good for the goose is good for the gander.)” The PEI Indemnities and Allowances Commission is an independent body that is responsible for an annual review of the remuneration […]
Need to have counselling services available for those who are in need.
Allow and support diversity in religion, family, relationships.