• From drills and maws to bills and laws

    Writing laws is lots of work. It’s also very complicated, especially if your main training was how to stick needles in people’s faces and fill holes in their teeth. None of that prepares you terribly […]

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  • Public input sought on Employment Standards Act Amendments

    2 October 2017 For immediate release Public input sought on Employment Standards Act Amendments Peter Bevan-Baker, leader of the Green Party of Prince Edward Island, is seeking public input on a Private Member’s Bill amending […]

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  • Fishy business

    As the lone MLA representing the Green Party, I have the great privilege and responsibility of sitting on every standing committee of the PEI Legislature. Although this means a lot of reading and preparation, I […]

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  • Reconfederation

    25 years ago historian Francis Fukuyama wrote a book called “The End of History.” In it he suggested that with the advent of Western liberal democracy, we had all that was needed to ensure sustained […]

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  • Party tricks

    Party tricks

      Money, as we all know, makes the world go round, or so the saying goes. I’ve spent a great deal of time trying to figure out money, and it still remains largely a mystery […]

     
  • House renovations

    House renovations

      It’s been two weeks since the PEI Legislature closed for the summer, and as some distance opens up between the peculiar environment which exists inside the rail and more normal life on the outside, […]

     
  • The age of enlightenment?

    The age of enlightenment?

    Not that I needed to be reminded of this fact, but last week once again demonstrated that politics is an unpredictable animal. The simple – at least on the surface – idea of reducing the […]

     
  • The fable of the Finance Minister who cried wolf

    The fable of the Finance Minister who cried wolf

    Do you remember the story of the boy who cried wolf? He kept telling those around him that a wolf was about to eat his flock of sheep, but when they went to check, there […]

     
  • The case for small schools

    The Office of the Third Party has submitted an extensive written response to the Public Schools Branch regarding its school change recommendations. The full submission is available here. The case for small schools: Policy and […]