Souris lobbies for Health PEI board member

The Town of Souris has written to Health Minister Doug Currie to request better representation for eastern P.E.I. on the Health PEI board.

The Town of Souris has written to Health Minister Doug Currie to request better representation for eastern P.E.I. on the Health PEI board.

There has been some miscommunication with the Health PEI board, says Souris Mayor David MacDonald.

Souris Mayor David MacDonald said there is only one person on the 11-member board from Kings County and no one from the Souris area. Town council passed a motion this month to send a letter to the health minister requesting a board appointment from the area.

"Since this does represent the Island, we kind of feel that the eastern end could stand some representation on this board," said MacDonald.

"There has been a little lack of communication between Health PEI and the eastern end of the Island for the past year and a half. There's been a couple of issues sprung up, and perhaps having someone on the board would alleviate that problem."

MacDonald said Souris hasn't heard back yet.

Health PEI board members are appointed for three-year terms by the health minister.

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