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HUNTER RIVER – Malpeque MP, Wayne Easter, was pleased with the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans’ discussion with the fishing and aquaculture industry during his visit to PEI Thursday.
“Minister Tootoo, Parliamentary Secretary Serge Cormier, and Departmental officials were open in listening to the concerns from the PEI Fisherman’s Association, the Aquaculture Alliance, and processors,” said Easter. “The fishing industry made the Minister aware of local issues ranging from quota allocations to wharf repairs that would help the industry grow and prosper.”
Easter said the most immediate issue raised was the negative impact the changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) is having in the ability of industry to process fish products.
“They made it clear the Temporary Foreign Worker Program must change and I concur with them fully.”
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As featured in today’s edition of The Guardian PEI, Page A5:
Expiring agreements put low income housing at risk
(Ottawa) – Malpeque MP and Liberal candidate, Wayne Easter, welcomed the announcement made today by Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau. Easter says various items announced reassure him that a Liberal federal government would greatly benefit Islanders.
A few highlights Easter was impressed with were:
“One example of this,” Easter said, “is bringing back the detailed Census form. This would provide government with the data needed to make better policy.”
“Many Islanders have issues with filing their taxes or receiving their benefits properly: an overhaul of the Canada Revenue Agency to make tax processes easier is certainly welcome.
We’ve seen veterans and many other Islanders lose access to government services. We’ve heard the concerns about traditional mail delivery. I welcome improvement to front line services for those who need it most.”
Easter said as a Member of Parliament he has been frustrated with the Stephen Harper government’s impact on his riding and the province of PEI. He cited reduced front line services, restrictions to municipal capital, the elimination of a national day care plan, and the cancellation of energy cable funding as examples of cuts that directly affect his constituents.
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