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Green leader announces shadow cabinet
Peter Bevan-Baker, leader of the Green Party caucus, announced appointments to shadow critic roles today.
“These are exciting times for the PEI Green Party. We have the most elected MLAs ever: eight in total. Although the number is impressive, when I consider the women and men in my new caucus I am even more impressed by the quality of our members,” said Bevan-Baker. “They bring with them a diverse range of lived experience, and they are all committed to working for the benefit of their constituents and all Islanders with enthusiasm and integrity.
“We are in an uncharted situation with the first minority government in well over a century. Yet as an opposition caucus we will work closely and collaboratively with Executive Council, while never forgetting our constitutional duty to hold government to account.
“I am personally looking forward to embracing the new tone of civility and spirit of cooperation that has been promised by Premier King. Over the next week or two the Green shadow critics will be reaching out to their counterparts in government to begin the important work that we all committed to during the election campaign.”
The Green MLAs will be assuming their critic roles immediately.
Health and Wellness; Fisheries and Communities
Finance; Agriculture and Land
Social Development and Housing
Education and Lifelong Learning; Status of Women
Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture
Transportation, Infrastructure, and Energy; Justice and Public Safety
Environment, Water and Climate Change
Intergovernmental Affairs; Indigenous Affairs; Acadian and Francophone Affairs
In addition, Bevan-Baker announced that Hannah Bell has been named House Leader and Lynne Lund will be Party Whip.
“Hannah Bell has served brilliantly as our House Leader ever since her election in 2017,” said Bevan-Baker. “I am so pleased that she has agreed to continue in this role.”
On the appointment of Lynne Lund as Party Whip, Bevan-Baker explained “The Green Party does not whip votes, so we considered the possibility of not naming a whip. But there are other important functions fulfilled by the whip, such as ensuring members are in the chamber when votes occur and allocating time so all members have a fair opportunity to present their ideas. I have every confidence in Lynne Lund’s ability to coordinate the activities of the Green MLAs in the legislature while remaining true to our core values.”
Joanne MacKinnon, Chief of Staff
Opposition Office (Green Caucus)