News - Prince Edward Island

March 24, 2014
A photography exhibit opened Thursday night at Charlottetown's Confederation Centre of the Arts, featuring photographs by women living near or below the poverty line. The photos are accompanied by...
Keywords: Art and Culture, Women, Prince Edward Island
March 19, 2014
Ottawa’s decision to divide P.E.I. into two zones for calculating employment insurance has been called into question. Currently the entire Island is one region for EI purposes. In October, the...
Keywords: Unemployment, Prince Edward Island
August 3, 2011
Prince Edward Island Community Services, Seniors and Labour minister Janice Sherry is asking islanders for feedback on the recently released paper on poverty reduction entitled, "Preventing and...
Keywords: Government Policy, Poverty Research, Prince Edward Island
October 20, 2010
The P.E.I. Department of Health is moving forward with plans to expand its needle exchange program to Montague. Read more: Needle exchange expanding to Montague | CBC
Keywords: Health, Prince Edward Island
October 5, 2008
PEI raised its minimum wage from $7.75 to $8.00 but advocates and poverty organizations say that it is still not enough for the basic necessities. A Statistics Canada report says average weekly wages...
Keywords: Workers' Rights, Prince Edward Island
April 11, 2007
Information and Analysis on the PEI Budget: 2007 PEI Budget Address Highlights of the PEI Provincial Budget (in PDF) CBC article - "Disability advocate fears increase not enough" CBC article - "...
Keywords: Disability, Government Policy, Prince Edward Island
March 26, 2007
http://www.peicod.pe.ca - PEI Council of People with Disabilities speaks out on issues such as housing, education, employment, transportation, human rights and access to support services, for people...
Keywords: Disability, Prince Edward Island
March 22, 2007
P.E.I Senior Citizens' Federation is disappointed that the federal budget will do nothing for the 52 per cent of Island seniors who live below the poverty line. Read more in the CBC article, "P.E.I....
Keywords: Government Policy, Seniors and Elders, Prince Edward Island
March 8, 2007
Alert PEI, an anti-poverty coalition is asking the government to increase welfare to at least the poverty line. In some cases this is an increase of almost 100%. A single employable person receives $...
Keywords: Welfare, Prince Edward Island
January 8, 2006
More people are having to use PEI's food bank for people with HIV and AIDS. It is argued that this is a response to the increased cost of fuel which has forced many people on social assistance to...
Keywords: Foodbanks and Food, Utilities, Prince Edward Island
June 30, 2005
Prince Edward Island's government is resisting a move by the opposition to provide legal aid funding for Workers Compensation claims. The opposition is stating that it is unfair to make Workers...
Keywords: Legal Aid, Workers' Rights, Prince Edward Island
April 29, 2003
PEI's new Provincial Budget has increased spending in welfare benefits and disability benefits. This is the link to PEI's budget document - page 6 tells of the increases.
Keywords: Disability, Welfare, Prince Edward Island
April 24, 2003
In Charlottetown, PEI, an anti-poverty group says the recent provincial budget was a huge disappointment. Social assistance cheques will increase by three per cent but Ken Bingham, spokesperson for...
Keywords: Welfare, Prince Edward Island
May 18, 2002
PEI's new Provincial Budget has increased spending in welfare benefits and disability benefits. PEI's budget document (in PDF) is available - page 6 tells of the increases.
Keywords: Government Policy, Prince Edward Island