Island Morning political panel
Nancy Key, Paul MacNeil, Ross Young | Sept. 19
On who won the first leaders debate held at UPEI:
Paul- "It was basically a break even
proposition. Which means Binns won"
Nancy - "I think the winner was Gary Robichaud
of the NDP."
Ross - "I was pleasantly surprised by
Gary Robichaud ... I have to give the edge to Ghiz."
On the issue of electricity rates, have the Tories
stolen the thunder of the Liberals by announcing the utility
would be monitored by the Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission:
Ross- "There has been no real plan."
Nancy - "The point is not the cost, it
is the supply."
Paul - "The Binns government has mishandled
the energy file."
On same sex marriage as a doorstep issue:
Paul- "This is clearly a case of politicians
failing to lead"
Ross - "You don't win on this one. People just
want some insight."
On the Tory idea of tax breaks for farmers who take
agricultural land out of production because of new land protection
Paul -"Clearly this is just crass politics."
Ross- "Compensation isn't the issue. It's where
the compensation comes from."
Nancy - "What I' de rather see is some sort of
assistance for farmers to ensure a fair price for his commodity."