CBC Prince Edward Island

Employment/Jobs: June 2013 Archives

Department of Veterans Affairs cuts 143 positions

DepartmentofVeterans.jpgEmployees at the Department of Veterans Affairs office in Charlottetown found out that 143 position full-time positions have been deemed surplus by the federal government. DVA says those jobs will be dealt with through attrition and retirement. CBC's John Jeffery spoke with representatives of the Union of Veterans Affairs Employees, Jodi Lapierre and Debi Buell.

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Petition to replace Minister Ron MacKinley

PetitionMinisterRonMacKinley.jpgPEI's lobster industry is the worst it's been in years. Prices are low, and buyers aren't visiting wharves every day. Last month, fishermen tied up their boats at Beach Point in protest. During that protest, a petition was circulated and signed, calling for fisheries minister Ron MacKinley to be replaced. CBC's John Jeffery spoke to Bethany Nicholson in Montague, and PEI Fishermen's Association president Mike McGeoghegan.

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