By privatizing government services like Access PEI and Liquor Stores, more people could be employed. Also the services may be provided more efficiently.
Issues raised by constituents of District 18 Rustico-Emerald
This is where issues and ideas raised in District 18 will be tracked, discussed, and updated as research is done, actions are taken and issues are resolved. Submit your issue online here or by calling your MLA Brad Trivers at 902-940-2044.
Guaranteed minimum hours for Canadian Blood Services workers
The 11 part-time workers are striking mainly because they want a guaranteed minimum number of hours every week. Employees must maintain at least 18.75 hours per week to keep their benefits. The workers are asking for three staff to be guaranteed 30 hours per week, two staff 22 hours and one worker 18.75 hours. “The […]
Increase basic personal tax exemption amount
The “Basic personal amount” for Prince Edward Island in the 2014 tax package is $7,708 – Line 5804 – Basic personal amount. http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pub/tg/5002-pc/5002-pc-14e.html#P37_2377 PEI’s basic personal amount tax credit is the lowest in Canada – see all amounts for 2015 here. This need for an increase has been raised numerous times by different constituents in District 18. Information […]
Increase Food Allowance Social Assistance Rates
Increase food allowance to 100% of real cost. (re)Implement food costing in PEI. Tie social assistance food allowance increases to inflation. References: UPEI and Food Security Network Food Costing Report – Nov 21, 2003 PEI Food Security Network – Working Group on Food Costing The Guardian Article – Food Cost Study “The study looked at […]
Take more time to develop Water Act
The timeline for developing the Water Act is too aggressive. More time needs to be taken to ensure that it is comprehensive, complete, and effective.
Silt run-off into Bagnall’s Pond
Government will not clean silt out of pond as they indicate that the land under Bagnall’s Pond is privately owned. But government culverts from Route 2 run directly onto this private property, and the owners believe that they should get compensation for clean-up of silt from this run-off.
Extend the timeframe for democratic renewal
Need more time to consider democratic renewal. A Citizen’s Assembly should be used to consider electoral reform, as recommended in Winter 2007 by the Electoral Reform Working Group. See Cooper Institute article on Electoral Reform: “Cooper Institute has been involved in electoral reform since involvement in the “Yes” side of the 2005 PEI plebiscite on Mixed […]
Tax on Vehicle Purchases
Here are questions and answers related to this issue raised by MLA Sidney MacEwen to the Minister of Finance. Tax on Vehicle Purchases – Rationale – Dec 3 2015 Tax on Vehicle Purchases – Provincial Comparison – Dec 3 2015 Question #1 – Rationale Behind Vehicle Tax Policy Currently, if an individual trades in a […]
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