Earlier this month, all women caucus members, city councillors from Summerside and Charlottetown, and the all-woman UPEISU executive were invited to a luncheon with Premier Dennis King. October has been a busy month for Greens across the Island! We have had events hosted by the Young Greens and various Electoral District Associations and Regional Associations, some great work done by the Office of the Opposition, and the bustling of the federal election. As many of you know, the Federal Election is taking place on Monday, October 21st. If you haven't voted yet, be sure to do so on Monday! You can head to elections.ca if you are not sure where to go to vote.
This newsletter is meant to update you, a supporter of the Green Party of PEI, on all things Green. Now that we are all recovering from the turkey dinners eaten this past weekend, it is the perfect time to take a break and read some Green news.
In this newsletter:
- Office of the Opposition
- Volunteer opportunities
- Upcoming events
In case you've missed it, the Office of the Opposition has released the following over the past month:
- Where in the world is Clifford Lee? <[link removed]>
- Leader of the Opposition calls on the Premier to clarify government’s position on French language education <[link removed]>
- Official Opposition release recommendations for draft Child and Youth Advocate Act <[link removed]>
- Statement from Ms. Karla Bernard, MLA for District 12, Charlottetown-Victoria Park, andOfficial Opposition Critic for Status of Women on lack of concrete direction provided for Minister responsible for Status of Women <[link removed]>
"I was disappointed to discover the Premier did not provide any concrete direction or list of priorities for the Minister responsible for Status of Women. This lack of direction may simply be an oversight on part of government, however, it fully demonstrates much work still remains to be done to recognize and address the entrenched inequalities, implicit discriminatory behaviours, and lack of understanding regarding barriers women continue to face." - Click here <[link removed]> to read the full statement from MLA Karla Bernard regarding the lack of direction provided for the Minister responsible for Status of Women.
The Office of the Opposition has been hard at work to improve the lives of Islanders. If you haven't already, be sure to follow them on Twitter <[link removed]> and Instagram <[link removed]>.
Provincial Council Vacancy
Some MLAs and the federal Green candidates joined Elizabeth May during her recent campaign stop at the Charlottetown Farmer's Market.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.
Provincial Council has put a call out for volunteers, specifically for those interested in event planning, fundraising, and policy development. If this interests you or you have any questions, please contact the Membership and Volunteer Chair, Amandah Turner, at [email protected]
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 Young Greens of PEI are always looking for more volunteers, and love seeing new faces at events. Be sure to like their Facebook page <[link removed]> to keep in touch. Any inquiries can be made to [email protected]
Thursday, October 24th at 6pm - Fall Family Fun with MLA Trish Altass
Tyne Valley Firemen's Club - 7078 Barlow Rd, Tyne Valley
"Come out for an evening of fall family fun with MLA Trish Altass! There will be pumpkin painting and crafts for the kids, and coffee, tea and baking for the parents."
Facebook event page: [link removed]
Thursday, November 7th - District 21 & 23 RA Fundraising Dinner
Backwoods Burger - Craft Beer Cookhouse, Tyne Valley - 1327 Port Hill Station Rd
"Join the District 21 & 23 Regional Association for a fundraising dinner filled with great food, entertainment and a silent auction! There will only be 40 tickets sold, so you don't want to miss out. There will be options for dinner, and gluten-free options will be available."
Tickets will be on sale after the Federal Election. Keep an eye on Facebook, and our Events Calendar, for more information as it becomes available.
Saturday, November 9th at 2pm - Meet and Greet with MLA Karla Bernard
Founder's Food Hall and Market - 6 Prince St, Charlottetown
"All residents of District 12 Charlottetown - Victoria Park are invited to a Meet and Greet with MLA Karla Bernard from 2 to 4 pm at Founder's Food Hall & Market. Please bring your concerns and what you believe are important issues Karla can work on in the PEI Legislature. The District 12 EDA hopes to see you there."
Remember to check back regularly on our Events Calendar <[link removed]>!
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