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Richard Raiswell - Legislature Wrap-up

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for RichardRaiswellOct162013.jpgNow that the spring session of PEI's Legislative Assembly has wrapped up, our Political Columnist Richard Raiswell offers some insight into the recent Corporate Research Associates quarterly poll. He also touches on the challenges of both Liberals and the PC opposition, regarding policy, education and employment.

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Richard Raiswell - Liberals and Abortion

RichardRaiswellOct162013.jpgThe debate over abortion and access to abortion for PEI women has been volatile for decades. The fact that the right is legal and enshrined in the Constitution has not changed the access. Last week politics brought the issue to the forefront again when Liberal party leader, Justin Trudeau announced that in keeping with the party's pro-choice position, all candidates running in the next election must also be pro-choice.

That got our Political Columnist, Richard Raiswell thinking about the differences between the federal leader and PEI's Premier.

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Richard Raiswell - Souris Bridge

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PEI's sedimentary land base takes a kicking every year, but the Souris bridge has taken more than it's fair share. The repair of this bridge came up in the legislature this spring.

With his thoughts on why here's Mainstreet's political columnist Richard Raiswell.  Dr. Raiswell teaches in the History faculty at UPEI, and joins us every week during the sitting of the Provincial Legislature.
 
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