FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 24, 2022
Government budget fails to seize opportunity for transformational change
Charlottetown, PE – As Prince Edward Island emerges from a pandemic that has exposed systemic failures of government, this year’s budget fails to outline a transformative vision for a fairer, more sustainable Island.
“The budget presented by the King Conservatives is a fine representation of conservatism in policy and direction,” said Hannah Bell, Official Opposition Critic for Finance. “Premier King is a champion of the status quo. As this government ‘moves on’ from COVID, we cannot move back to the way things were. Islanders need a government brave enough to build a society that works for everyone.”
Once again the King government has signaled it is not prepared to tackle the endemic problems that persist in healthcare, housing, poverty, and the environment.
“This budget fails to address the root causes of so many crises facing Islanders,” said Bell. “In fact, the overall message from this budget is this: if things were not working for you before, they will not start working for you now.”
The Official Opposition’s full budget response outlining the missed opportunities and failures of this budget can be found here:
View the budget response here: 2022 Operating Budget Response – Official Opposition of Prince Edward Island | PEI Green Caucus
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