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Political Panel - Friday May 16th, 2014

Posted by Bill van Asperen

MurrayMurphyPaulMacNeillSueConnolly.jpgThe Spring sitting of the legislature has wrapped...and it's summer break for Island politicians. But everyone knows before the break starts... there's the end of the year report card to bring home.

Our Island Morning Political panel will be filling in as teachers this morning, as they hand out GRADES. Publisher Paul MacNeill joins us on the line this morning from Sydney Cape Breton. Sue Connolly and Murray Murphy join us in the studio, both are lawyers in Charlottetown.

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Political Panel - Money Money Money

Posted by Bill van Asperen

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Independent Tory Olive Crane demanded to know why Community Services Minister Valerie Docherty underspent her social assistance grants by  2 million dollars.  Docherty says there were fewer people eligible this year for social assistance... hense the surplus. Crane says the money should have been spent elsewhere.  It's just one of the many 'money related ' topics discussed with our Island Morning Political Panel.

Paul MacNeill is the publisher of the Eastern and West Prince Graphic newspapers.  Our Guest panelists this morning are Jordan Brown and Margaret Anne Walsh, both lawyers in Charlottetown.
 
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Island Morning Political Panel - April 11, 2014

Posted by Bill van Asperen

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Seen any good movies lately? PEI's Agriculture minister comes under fire in the Legislature after the Opposition flags the minister's expense account.

Our Political Panel, publisher Paul MacNeill, and lawyers Murray Murphy and Jordan Brown, discuss this and bigger ticket items... like this week's provincial budget, the HST shortfall, and delaying a decision on high capasity wells.

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