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Voting Day September 29, 2003  
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Pei.cbc.ca is keeping a close watch on the election campaign. Find out what Ian Dowbiggin, the Island Morning political panel and the Canada Now's political panel have to say about the leaders, the issues and the race.

 

 

Best wishes
Ian Dowbiggin | Sept. 29

Pigs don’t have wings, and there’ll never be true justice for all. But that won’t keep me from saying what I hope the provincial legislature will look like come Tuesday morning. Full Story>>

 

Home run
Ian Dowbiggin | Sept. 26

So, tell us something we don't know.

After three weeks of high-flown rhetoric, profligate promises, staged photo-ops, sterile debates, and the occasional low blow, P.E.I.'s election campaign is back where it started when Premier Pat Binns dropped the writ on Sept. 2. Full Story>>

 

Island Morning political panel
Nancy Key, Paul MacNeil, Ross Young | Sept. 25

  • On the Liberal gain in the latest political poll
  • On electricity rates not being a top priority for voters
  • On the NDP campaign
    Full Story>>

 

Energy shortage
Ian Dowbiggin | Sept. 22

Where's the excitement? Where's the pizzaz? As the province heads into the final week of campaigning, you might be forgiven for asking these questions. In fact, the mood of this election campaign is as flat as Ben Mulroney's singing voice. Full Story>>

 

Canada Now's political panel
John Jeffery, Wayne Thibodeau, Jack McAndrew | Sept. 19

  • On who won the leaders debate at UPEI
  • On the Federation of Agricultures demand for compensation to follow new land use policies
    Full Story>>

 

Island Morning political panel
Nancy Key, Paul MacNeil, Ross Young | Sept. 19

  • On who won the first leaders debate held at UPEI.
  • On the issue of electricity rates.
  • On same sex marriage as a doorstep issue
  • On the Tory idea of tax breaks for farmers who take agricultural land out of production
    Full Story>>

 

Beyond Debate
Ian Dowbiggin | Sept. 17

For sheer drama, it wasn't Kennedy vs. Nixon. Or even Mulroney vs. Turner. But the first all-leaders debate of this election campaign certainly said a lot about the fortunes of the three political parties vying for power here on P.E.I.
Full Story>>

 

Canada Now's political panel
John Jeffery, Wayne Thibodeau, Jack McAndrew | Sept. 12

  • On which party has momentum.
  • On National Post article about Robert Ghiz's expenses, and the Island party's $1,500-a-plate fund raising breakfast with Paul Martin. Full Story>>

 

Promises, Promises
Ian Dowbiggin | Sept. 12

The silly season of this provincial election campaign is upon us. We know this because the leaders of the three political parties are making all kinds of wild promises they – and we – know they can't keep. Full Story>>

 

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.
  • 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.
  • On Liberal and Conservative promises to hire more nurses for Prince Edward Island while 30 nursing positions are still open in the province.
  • On the NDP campaign so far. Full Story>>

 

The education of Robert Ghiz
Ian Dowbiggin | Sept. 09

It's said Islanders view politics as a blood sport. If so, they should just love the gore being spilled during the Ontario provincial election, which was called the same day as P.E.I.’s. Full Story>>

 

NDP Breakthrough? Give it time
Ian Dowbiggin | Sept. 05

The wheels of change grind slowly on PEI. But they do grind, and sooner or later the Island NDP will make a difference on election day. Unfortunately for the NDP, it’s likely to be later rather than sooner. Full Story>>

 

Hold the self-congratulations
Ian Dowbiggin | Sept. 03

What was Health Minister Jamie Ballem thinking last week when he met the press to talk about health recruitment?
Full Story>>

 

 

 

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