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RELEASE: Government budget fails to seize opportunity for transformational change
Official Opposition
February 24, 2022

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:

https://peigreencaucus.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Budget-Response-2022-HBB.pdf

View the budget response here: 2022 Operating Budget Response – Official Opposition of Prince Edward Island | PEI Green Caucus

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For media inquiries, please contact:
Jonathan Hamel
Director of Communications
Office of the Official Opposition
Tel: (902) 213-0718
Email: jdhamel@assembly.pe.ca

The Official Opposition of Prince Edward Island provides a crucial role in the governing of our province. The caucus is made up of Green Party MLAs elected by Islanders.

We strive to offer informed and intelligent debate and proposals that are evidence-based and data-informed. Through respect and integrity, we seek to improve the work and efforts of government on behalf of all Islanders.

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