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Richard Raiswell: April 2014 Archives

Richard Raiswell - Social Assistance

RichardRaiswellOct162013.jpgThere's been a lot of discussion in the legislature regards budgets - and how some departments didn't spend their full allotment for last year. Last year the province underspent on social assistance grants by $1.9 million. Richard Raiswell, our political columnist, has been looking at the data and research, and how much it costs for a family to get by on assistance.

 

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Richard Raiswell - PEI's Prosperity Strategy

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There was fanfare around the PEI's prosperity strategy originally but now it seems to be going to the back of the line.

Our political columnist Richard Raiswell take a look. He joins us every week while the legislature is sitting. He teaches in the history faculty of UPEI.

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Richard Raiswell - Order of PEI

RichardRaiswellPoliticalColumnist2013.jpgMainstreet's Political Columnist Richard Raiswell has some words of advice when it comes to handing out awards on Prince Edward Island. Some people are upset when P.E.I. Premier Robert Ghiz promised the Order of P.E.I. to two-time Olympic gold medallist Heather Moyse without going through the proper process. It certainly ruffled a few feathers, including our Political Columnist Richard Raiswell.

Richard teaches in the history faculty of UPEI. He does not work for any political party but he does hold a Green Party membership.

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