Island Morning political panel
Nancy Key, Paul MacNeil, Ross Young | Sept. 12
On the National Post's story on Robert Ghiz's expense claims while working for the Prime Minister's Office:
Nancy - "This is someone who spent more
in one month than a family pays for groceries."
Ross - "They do spend a lot of time with
the business community."
Paul - "This is not his tab. This is our
On Liberal candidate Duke Cormier's idea of dropping the ban on canned pop, and Robert Ghiz's decision to distance the party from the issue:
Paul - "If this is all they've got,
then they're in trouble."
Nancy - "In backing off the issue mid-week
he's really left his candidate out to dry."
On Liberal and Conservative promises to hire more nurses for Prince Edward Island while 30 nursing positions are still open in the province:
Ross- "They definitely need more respect
from all of the parties."
Paul - "It's good to promise, but where are they
going to get them?"
Nancy - "The issue is how do you bring
nurses to Prince Edward Island."
On the NDP campaign so far:
Nancy -"I don't see them as big players this time
around, and I don't know why not."
Ross- "It's got a lot to do with the professionalization
of your presentation."
Paul - "The NDP is the only party talking about
the gouging of seniors in manors."