PEI Premier finally joins PRIDE

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    Jul 07, 2012 9:40 PM GMT
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/story/2012/07/06/pei-gay-pride-ghiz-584.html




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    http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2012-07-07/article-3025355/Gay-Pride-Parade-welcomes-all-supporters/1


    "This year’s parade had a great turnout, Colleen Mckie with the ARC organization said on Saturday afternoon.

    “It was awesome. It was really cool to see the variety and the amazing floats with music going,” she said in Confederation Landing as a Britney Spears song blared from the speakers.

    “We had people walking dogs and people walking with their children. The Green party had a float and so did the NDP. [PC leader] Olive Crane walked in it, it was just a really nice variety and the energy and atmosphere was very happy. This is who we are.”

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    Jul 07, 2012 9:45 PM GMT
    It seems this is the first time the Liberal leader has participated. The NDP had a good contingent there.
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    Jul 07, 2012 10:17 PM GMT
    Upper_Cdn saidIt seems this is the first time the Liberal leader has participated. The NDP had a good contingent there.




    YES!

    ...although really it's about damn time, eh?
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    Jul 08, 2012 11:15 AM GMT
    meninlove said
    Upper_Cdn saidIt seems this is the first time the Liberal leader has participated. The NDP had a good contingent there.




    YES!

    ...although really it's about damn time, eh?



    true.


    PEI is also the only province where despite it being LEGAL there is still no access to abortion at all and pts cannot even get a referral to another practitioner.

    Their only option is to travel to the nearest Morgentaler clinic (Halifax) at great own expense. (remember it costs $55 for the toll bridge to get to the mainland factor in gas and 5 hours of driving., the procedure and the return, and PEI has a problem that NO ONE likes to talk about. Young women trying to induce miscarriage through self-harm.


    PEI actually has a LOWER quality of living index than NUNAVUT.

    Our government just bought a Liberal buddy's bankrupt campground & wave pool at overmarket value. (The seller had been trying to sell it for years. It is being bought for a hwy realignment that no one needs or wants. But federal money comes out of a Hwy infrastructure fund - so if the Premier wants it - he has to build a highway. Given the choice of building a hwy through a park in order to get some money that will all go to connected construction companies, or taking a pass on free money - the premier of course chose money.

    The province is in an uproar.

    The entire government side is in its 2nd term - they ALL have now guaranteed their pension. They expect to be all changed out for the Conservatives next time, and the pattern of petty corruption continues with the second cast.


    well... that is how it USED to go -- but I have not been posting the polls here that show theprovincial NDP (social democrats) is on a powerful surge.