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Doctors say health system has ‘collapsed’ as patient surges fuel ER closures

Jul 18 2022 — Teresa Wright — With surging demand forcing emergency room closures across the country, front-line physicians say more immediate help is needed before things get worse. Dr. Raghu Venugopal, an emergency room physician in Toronto, says he believes the health system is not collapsing, but rather that it has “already collapsed.” “Nurses and doctors across Ontario and Canada who […]

‘Profoundly immature’: Senior officer sorry for post on military colleges after damning report

Jun 9 2022 — Teresa Wright — A senior member of the Canadian Armed Forces is facing criticism for a post amid a grassroots social media campaign rallying support for Canada’s royal military colleges less than a week after a scathing independent review raised serious concerns about the institutions. Last weekend, Maj.-Gen. Simon Bernard — a senior member of the military in […]

P.E.I. Green party now in second place: CRA poll

Mar 6 2018 — Teresa Wright, — The Green party of P.E.I. has moved into second place among preferred political parties in the province and are within striking distance of the governing Liberals, according to the latest Corporate Research Associates poll. The Liberals are the preferred party of a plurality of Island voters at 42 per cent this quarter. This is an […]

Q&A: Trudeau says ACOA minister from Toronto reduces bad politics

Jul 3 2017 — Teresa Wright — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he appointed an MP from Toronto to head the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency to “reduce the kind of politics” that have plagued regional development agencies. In an interview with The Guardian last week during a visit to P.E.I., Trudeau said he wanted all regional development agencies under one roof, so […]

O’Leary says Atlantic provinces rely too heavily on transfer payments

Mar 21 2017 — Teresa Wright — Conservative leadership candidate Kevin O’Leary says the Atlantic provinces had better not get used to transfer payments if they don’t “get on board” with his plans to grow the economy. O’Leary said the region relies too much on money Ottawa distributes to “have-not” provinces through equalization. “What I’m not happy about is some of the […]

P.E.I. Liberals drop 18 points in latest CRA poll

Dec 6 2016 — Teresa Wright — Premier Wade MacLauchlan and his P.E.I. Liberals have taken a beating in the polls this quarter while the Green party is seeing its highest ever polling success. Support for the Liberal party dropped 18 points since August, according to the latest data from Corporate Research Associates. Over this same period, the Green party has gained […]

Party leaders spar in final debate of the P.E.I. election

May 1 2015 — Teresa Wright — The last debate of the P.E.I. election Thursday was lively as the four party leaders tried one last time to challenge their opponents and sway Island voters before they head to the polls on Monday. The Guardian leader’s debate live on Eastlink TV saw the leaders face a series of questions on key election issues […]