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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King government passes budget as spring sitting comes to a close

A delayed spring sitting of the P.E.I. Legislature came to a close Friday with Premier Dennis King's minority government surviving its second confidence motion — but with a slimmer margin of victory than the first one.

New, lower emissions target set to become law on P.E.I.

A private members bill introduced by Green MLA Lynne Lund passed third reading in the P.E.I. legislature Thursday.

Do free drivers' licences reduce emissions? P.E.I.'s environment minister says no

P.E.I.'s environment minister says millions of dollars from his budget meant to combat climate change won't have the desired impact on emissions. The Green Party says government is encouraging people to increase their emissions.

P.E.I. loses nearly $500K in first 6 months of cannabis sales

The Prince Edward Island Cannabis Management Corporation lost $483,000 during its first six months of legal cannabis sales.

No more public funding for holding ponds, says P.E.I. government

The PC government says it has put a stop to public funding that was provided for the construction of agricultural holding ponds in the province, after the Green Party raised the issue in question period Friday

Greens push for more ambitious emissions target for P.E.I.

A short bill introduced by the P.E.I. Green Party has sparked one of the longest debates of the current sitting of the legislature.

Why Green MLA Hannah Bell says she plans to vote against PC's budget

Greens say they got what they didn't ask for when it comes to a basic income guarantee, so House leader Hannah Bell says she won't support the budget from the minority PC government.

Liberals not adjusting to 'new style of politics,' charges P.E.I.'s minority premier

P.E.I. premier Dennis King says the Liberal Party is having trouble adapting to the new style of politics required in a minority legislature. The Liberals, meanwhile, maintain the PCs aren't honouring promises they made to voters during the recent election campaign.

PCs to stick with Liberal increases in long-term care rates

P.E.I.’s new health minister says government will review accommodation rates charged to seniors living in provincial long-term care facilities. But James Aylward also says scheduled rate increases put in place under the Liberals will continue as planned.
Analysis

PC MLA proposes party parity on committees after feeling 'stifled' in the past

The minority government of Dennis King is about to give up the majority status P.E.I.’s governing parties have traditionally held on legislative standing committees.

P.E.I. government prepared to intervene in electricity rate hearings

P.E.I.’s Energy Minister Steven Myers says the province is prepared to intervene in upcoming hearings on increasing electricity rates on the Island.

King minority government passes 1st confidence test

The minority government of PC Premier Dennis King has passed its first confidence test in the P.E.I. Legislature.

P.E.I. premier, senator to meet to discuss bridge tolls

P.E.I. Premier Dennis King will meet with Sen. Percy Downe on Monday to talk about ways to reduce the cost of ferry and bridge tolls on the Island. But the premier is warning efforts to make it cheaper to leave the Island might not get results.

Provincial highway crews for fixing roads, not setting up concerts, says minister

P.E.I.’s new transportation minister says government has turned down requests from concert promoters to have provincial highways crews help with setup of their events.

Medical society, government discuss changes to doctor recruitment on P.E.I.

Both the Medical Society of P.E.I. and government say talks about a new recruitment model are in “early days.” During the spring election all four parties agreed recruitment has to change, and doctors should play a bigger role in recruiting their peers.