From Hal …
As the Official Opposition in the PEI Legislature, we have been entrusted with the important responsibility of holding this Conservative government accountable and advocating for the interests of Islanders. As we approach the upcoming legislative sitting, I wanted to take this opportunity to share our critic roles and discuss our approach and the tone we will set for the session.
I have assigned critic roles in key policy areas for the upcoming legislative session. This decision is part of our continuous effort to hold the government accountable and provide effective opposition while also advocating for policies that benefit all Islanders.
Our designated critics are as follows:
- Hal Perry, Member for Tignish – Palmer Road, will serve as the Critic for Health, Finance, Environment, Energy and Climate Action, Transportation and Infrastructure, Intergovernmental Affairs, and Communities.
- Robert Henderson, Member for O’Leary – Inverness, will serve as the Critic for Fisheries, Tourism, Sport and Culture, Workforce, Advanced Learning and Population, Agriculture, Justice and Public Safety and Indigenous Affairs.
- Gordon McNeilly, Member for Charlottetown – West Royalty, will serve as the Critic for Wellness, Mental Health and Addictions, Education and Early Learning, Housing and Land, Social Development and Seniors, Status of Women, Acadian and Francophone Affairs and Diversity.
These individuals have been chosen for these specific roles because of their expertise, dedication, and commitment to serving Islanders. As critics, they will be responsible for scrutinizing government policy decisions, advocating for reforms, and promoting our party’s alternative policy agenda.
The Conservatives have a mandate to govern, and it is our role, as the Official Opposition, to question their policies, present alternatives, and above all, be a check and balance to their majority power. We have been given this role by Islanders, and we will do everything in our power to make all islanders and Liberals proud in the pursuit of accountability and transparency.
This sitting, we will be effective and critical in our opposition as we hold this Conservative government accountable for their decisions, actions and inactions on important files. We will propose alternative solutions that represent the needs of Islanders, highlighting issues with the government while proposing realistic solutions to these problems.
We look forward to taking on the challenges outlined above while focusing on issues that matter–from health care and affordability to economic growth, diversity and the environment.