Kerry Campbell

Provincial Affairs Reporter

Kerry Campbell is the provincial affairs reporter for CBC P.E.I., covering politics and the provincial legislature. kerry.campbell@cbc.ca

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Politicians to meet virtually for legislative committees

For the first time, the P.E.I. legislature has invoked new rules to allow MLAs to participate in proceedings remotely.

New P.E.I. law will actually make it harder to certify class actions, says lawyers' group

A new P.E.I. law which is supposed to make it easier for litigants to file class action lawsuits will actually make it harder, according to the Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association.

'Hassle' for tourists: Letter from June 2021 shows P.E.I. business group seeking relaxed COVID controls

A group of prominent business leaders on P.E.I. lobbied Premier Dennis King to ease pandemic restrictions heading into the peak of the 2021 tourism season, according to a letter obtained by CBC News through freedom of information legislation.

P.E.I. MLAs to get largest raise in 15 years, new rules for severance payments

Island MLAs will get a 2.75 per cent raise on January 1, 2022 — the largest salary increase they've received in 15 years.

Harassment policy protects university, not victims, says UPEI prof

The policy for dealing with complaints at the University of Prince Edward Island is set up to protect the institution rather than victims, and allows for toxicity in the workplace to proceed unchecked, according to one professor calling for change.
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Use of NDAs has created 'culture of silence and fear' on UPEI campus, former prof says

The University of Prince Edward Island has used non-disclosure agreements to create “a culture of silence and fear” on campus, resulting in a toxic workplace where staff would sooner leave the province than speak out, says a former professor.

Committee of MLAs may question Charlottetown police about drink-tampering investigations

MLA Lynne Lund wants Charlottetown Police Services representatives to brief a legislative committee on how the force responds to complaints involving drink-spiking with the potential to lead to sexual assault.

P.E.I. declares moratorium on 'renovictions' for 2 years

Politicians of all stripes came together to pass a bill outlawing renovictions in P.E.I. for two years.

People living in tents, cars highlight need for Three Rivers emergency shelter, says MLA

With reports of people in his district living in tents or their cars as the weather gets colder, the MLA for Montague-Kilmuir wants to see the former provincial manor in his community converted into an emergency homeless shelter.

P.E.I. could become 1st province to limit use of NDAs to silence victims of sexual misconduct

A private member's bill tabled in the P.E.I Legislature could make the province the first in Canada to limit the use of non-disclosure agreements, or NDAs, in cases of sexual misconduct. 

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