June 13, 2024


The Best Heatlh Under One Roof

Charlottetown candidates share distinct visions for wellness care

Health and fitness treatment may well be administered by the provinces, but the federal candidates in Charlottetown are getting pressured to handle what quite a few see to be a countrywide problem.

There is a extensive-standing scarcity of relatives medical practitioners on P.E.I., and lots of of the Charlottetown candidates say they are becoming requested what they will do about it. Conservative prospect Doug Currie explained he sees the alternative in a three-way negotiation among the federal govt, the provincial government and post-secondary educational facilities to make more seats for instruction health and fitness-treatment specialists.

“Whether or not it be health care seats, regardless of whether it be nursing seats, naturally work with Holland College to expand their health and fitness plans,” claimed Currie.

“It is just not about additional income in the technique. I consider collectively we have to definitely recognize everyone’s views and difficulties.”

Collaboration will be an essential aspect of getting points finished, says Doug Currie. (Laura Meader/CBC)

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Liberal applicant Sean Casey notes the Liberal platform involves $3 billion to use 7,500 health professionals, NPs and nurses above the upcoming four many years. He personally would like to go a action even further.

“In the earlier we have elevated the probability of a clinical faculty or a satellite clinical facility right here in Prince Edward Island,” stated Casey.

“That won’t fix the immediate dilemma. That will with any luck , make a contribution in the medium phrase.”

For Eco-friendly prospect Darcie Lanthier the issues with the well being-treatment program go beyond a lack of health professionals.

“Wellbeing treatment [needs to be] a lot a lot more inclusive — to contain psychological health and fitness, dental health, eyesight treatment and extensive-expression treatment — and that would be Green coverage.”


The issues of finding housing in Charlottetown has been known as a disaster, and Casey claimed it is one particular the federal govt has been addressing, though acknowledging it is a continuing trouble.

Sean Casey suggests he feels privileged to provide the people today of Charlottetown. (Laura Meader/CBC)

“There is certainly a $40 billion countrywide housing tactic that is in spot which has shipped above $65 million to Charlottetown on your own because we’ve been elected, and it hasn’t built a dent,” he claimed.

Even though the target has largely been on economical housing and flats, Casey mentioned there is need to have across the spectrum and the Liberal prepare acknowledges that, which include a new tax-shielded savings method for 1st-time home consumers.

“It is really likely to choose us some time to catch up, no question about it. But the money’s there,” he reported.

But NDP applicant Margaret Andrade scoffed at the Liberal’s concept of developing reasonably priced housing, pointing in particular to a improvement announced in July where by rents would get started at $1,385 a thirty day period.

The people today of P.E.I. need greater representation in Ottawa, claims Margaret Andrade. (Laura Meader/CBC)

“There are so many other alternatives for creating cost-effective housing that it’s embarrassing to see something like what Mr. Casey was supporting and the Liberal government supported there,” claimed Andrade, arguing the apartments ended up far from very affordable for someone on minimal wage.

“A squander of revenue, as much as I’m worried.”

Currie is centered on the Conservative prepare to deal with some of the circumstances are that are driving up the price tag of housing, these kinds of as foreign possession.

“International ownership of rental and houses in this region is likely to be banned. You have to reside in this place and pay out taxes,” he explained.

Why they’re working

As the Inexperienced Celebration applicant, weather alter is at the centre of what motivates Darcie Lanthier. It can be an desire that goes again to a countrywide meeting on local climate transform she attended in 1988, and she is disheartened by how tiny has transformed since.

Local climate modify is the problem that drove Darcie Lanthier into politics. (Laura Chapin/CBC)

“We’ve expended almost an full technology not addressing this dilemma,” explained Lanthier.

“I have been starting to be extra and a lot more political as time goes on, mainly because this is just not a file you can permit sit for a era.”

Conservative Doug Currie reported it is about supporting the folks in the spot he was born and raised in.

“Individuals in the community are having difficulties. And, for me, that’s really motivating for me every day to go more durable to be a solid voice for that inhabitants,” said Currie.

“I have lost confidence in the management of the Liberal Occasion in this place, centered on the unsuccessful claims and commitments, so that is why I am working.”

The NDP’s Margaret Andrade thinks Prince Edward Island deserves better representation.

“We’ve had a ton of indeed gentlemen who have been our MPs and have not seriously manufactured a lot of success,” mentioned Andrade.

Liberal Sean Casey mentioned he is eager to keep on to provide the people today of Charlottetown.

“I like what I do. I experience incredibly linked to the neighborhood simply because of obtaining the privilege to provide,” he said.

“I carry encounter, I bring strength, I provide a fantastic track document, I carry a sound system.”

People’s Social gathering applicant Scott McPhee told CBC Information he was not obtainable for an job interview.