The meeting focused on government’s plan to support growth of exports and remain fiscally prudent with expenditures. Key areas of discussion included managing health expenditures while maintaining investments in key frontline services, reducing poverty, and creating more opportunities for Islanders to enter the workforce.
“Prince Edward Island has seen above-average growth in important sectors. Government is committed to building on these successes while maintaining a commitment to fiscal prudence,” said the Premier.
Following the meeting, the board provided a letter to the Premier outlining its insights from the discussions. In keeping with government’s commitment to engaging Islanders and increasing transparency, the board’s letter to the Premier is publicly available at www.gov.pe.ca/economicadvisorsletter
Board members include:
• Tim O’Neill (Chair), of Cape Traverse, former Chief Economist and Executive Vice President for BMO;
• Elizabeth Beale, former president and CEO of the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council; and
• Michael Horgan, former federal deputy minister of finance.
The board meets three times a year. The next meeting will take place in November.