On November 24th, 2015, Peter Bevan-Baker introduced his first private members bill in the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island. This page contains a variety of information on the Well-being Measurement Act, from background to the Act itself. We hope this will help inform Islanders on the value of measuring well-being and how this can be used to truly improve quality of life on PEI.
About the Well-being Measurement Act
The basic information about the Well-being Measurement Act, including news releases, summary, infographics, and the full text of the Act.
Status of the bill
Updates on the progress of Bill 101 (Well-being Measurement Act) through the PEI Legislature, including transcripts and videos of the debates.
Read what others have said about the Well-being Measurement Act, including letters to the editor and other public discussions.
Further background information, including studies, examples of indicators, and similar initiatives in Canada and other countries.
“Too much and for too long, we seemed to have surrendered personal excellence and community values in the mere accumulation of material things… Gross National Product counts air pollution and cigarette advertising, and ambulances to clear our highways of carnage. It counts special locks for our doors and the jails for the people who break them… Yet the gross national product does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education or the joy of their play. It does not include the beauty of our poetry or the strength of our marriages, the intelligence of our public debate or the integrity of our public officials. It measures neither our wit nor our courage, neither our wisdom nor our learning, neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country, it measures everything in short, except that which makes life worthwhile.”
Robert F. Kennedy (1968)