Green MLAs attended farm tours last week to hear directly from farmers the impacts of climate change and tech growth on farming.The weather is cooling down and fall is quickly creeping up on us; it's hard to believe this Monday is the first day of fall! Over the past month or so, the Office of the Opposition released their housing strategy, the Young Greens have been getting down to business, and numerous Electoral District Associations (EDAs) and Regional Associations (RAs) were formed or elected new Coordinating teams. We also welcomed three new members to Provincial Council this month: Eddie Childs as Interim Western Representative, Boyd Leard as Interim Eastern Representative, and Amandah Turner as Interim Membership and Volunteer Chair! It has definitely been a busy summer for Greens on PEI and there is a lot in store for the months ahead!
This email is meant to update you, as a supporter of the Green Party of PEI, on all things Green. So if you've been feeling out of the loop, grab a coffee and settle in for all the latest Green news.
In this newsletter:
- Office of the Opposition
- Volunteer opportunities
- EDA news
- Upcoming events
In case you missed it, the Office of the Opposition has released the following over the past month:
- Opposition Critic for Agriculture and Land calls on Minister to Review Land Protections Act <[link removed]>
- Lack of oversight leads to considerable environmental damage by ATV trail development <[link removed]>
- Official Opposition Releases Housing Strategy <[link removed]>
- Statement from Ms. Hannah Bell, Official Opposition Critic for Social Development and Housing on the Emergency Response to Hurricane Dorian <[link removed]>
"With the release of“Putting People First: A Housing Strategy for Prince Edward Island”the Opposition Caucus presents a thoughtful, meaningful and comprehensive response to solving PEI’s housing crisis. Meeting and solving this housing crisis will require a measurable commitment by government."
On September 11th, the Office of the Opposition released "Putting People First: A Housing Strategy for Prince Edward Island". This strategy outlines actions that government can and must take in the next 12 months, along with their cost breakdowns, in order to properly address the Island's housing crisis. It includes numerous action items such as regulating short-term rentals, developing innovative housing, and creating a rental registry just to name a few. For the full breakdown and explanation of "Putting People First: A Housing Strategy for Prince Edward Island", click here <[link removed]>.
The Office of the Opposition has been hard at work to improve the lives of Islanders. To stay in-the-know, be sure to follow them on Twitter <[link removed]> and Instagram <[link removed]>.
Provincial Council Vacancy
Canadians are heading to the polls on October 21st! The Federal Green candidates on PEI are Glen Beaton - Cardigan, Alex Clark - Egmont, Anna Keenan - Malpeque, and Darcie Lanthier - Charlottetown. We wish them the best of luck!Interested in holding a role on Provincial Council for an interim basis until the next AGM in the spring of 2020? The following position is vacant:
Contact the GPPEI President, Martin Ruben, at [email protected] to express interest or for more information.
We can't keep the Green wave moving without donations from people like you! That being said, we are looking for volunteers to sit on the Fundraising Committee. Contact Martin at [email protected] to express interest or for more information.
Young Greens of PEI
If you're under the age of 35, be sure to sign-up for the Young Greens Newsletter <[link removed]> to keep in touch with all things Young Greens!
The following Executive positions for the YGP are vacant and open to anyone 30 and under:
Contact the YGP Chair at [email protected] to express interest or for more information.
Peter Bevan-Baker playing the trumpet at his
Corn Boil last week!Electoral District Associations (EDA) and Regional Associations (RA) are a part of the Party's structure that carries out grassroots engagement with Island communities and helps prepare for and carry out election campaigns within their geographical areas during Provincial elections. There are a few EDAs and RAs formed on PEI and there are a few more in the works!
District 17 EDA hosted their AGM in August. The new Coordinating Team is Roy Johnstone (Chair), Anne MacKay (Treasurer), Sue Williams (Communications Coordinator), and Gerry Hamilton (Data Coordinator).
District 12 EDA elected a new Coordinating Team in August as well. The Coordinating team wanted to share their contact information: Laurent Beaulieu, [email protected]; Peter Rukavina, [email protected]; and Barbara Dylla, [email protected] District 12 has decided not to plan any events during the Federal Election, but keep an eye out for future events!
District 22 EDA is having their Founding Meeting on September 26th at Trinity United Church at 7PM to elect their Coordinating Team (see Upcoming Events for more details).
MLAs Ole Hammarlund and Karla Bernard were serving some delicious corn at their Corn Boil in August!Thursday, September 26th at 7pm - Young Green Drinks
Bar 1911 - 113 Longworth Ave, Charlottetown
Join the Young Greens for an informal night at Bar1911 to mingle with other Young Greens and Green-curious folk and talk about issues that matter to you. All those 35 and under are welcome.
Facebook event page: [link removed]
Thursday, September 26th at 7pm - District 22 EDA Founding Meeting
Trinity United Church - 90 Spring St, Summerside
District 22 is forming an Electoral District Association! On September 26th they are electing the D22 EDA Coordinating Team at Trinity United Church. Refreshments will be provided.
Remember to check back regularly on our Events Calendar <[link removed]>!
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