Official Opposition Whip
MLA District 23 Tyne Valley – Sherbrooke
Trish Altass is a community-based researcher whose work has involved exploring lived experiences and collaborating with government departments, community organizations and vulnerable populations. Throughout her career, she has been dedicated to work that supports the development of a more equitable society where everyone can live healthy, well and strong within their communities and families.
Trish has been a strong advocate for policy development based on the social determinants of health and the need for a basic income guarantee to eliminate poverty. She was also a founding member of the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute at the University of Guelph, focused on building community-university partnerships, community engagement and social innovation.
In addition to her research and community work, she has been a union leader, serving as women’s council chair and local president of the teaching assistant and sessional faculty union at the University of Guelph, CUPE 3913.
Trish was elected to represent District 23, Tyne Valley-Sherbrooke on April 23, 2019, and is currently the opposition critic for Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture. She is also the Official Opposition Whip.
Trish was born in Eastern PEI, and after many years living away, she relocated to Summerside where she lives with her partner and son.
- Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture
- Education and Economic Growth
Statement on the out of touch and callous response by King government to predicament of Islanders facing record inflation levels
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 15, 2022 Statement on the out of touch and callous response by King government to predicament of Islanders facing record inflation levels Reminiscent of Marie Antoinette’s “Let them eat cake”, the suggestion by the King government for...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 25, 2022 Official Opposition responds to PEI Partnership for Growth Economic Action Plan Charlottetown, PE – With the release of the PEI Partnership for Growth economic action plan today, the Island’s business community has outlined its...