Prince Edward Island’s plans to further restrict legal prescriptions of pain killers will harm the long-term disabled and terminally ill.
PEI Health Minister Doug Currie promoting new regulations that will harm people with disabilities
The new legislation will limit legal prescriptions for those suffering chronic pain in the terminal stages of life.
Using data from PEI’s maligned health information system, PEI’s Minister of Health plans to limit pain medication for PEI’s 25,000 disabled.
Narcotic pain killers are already highly regulated in Canada and access for people with chronic pain and disabilities can be difficult. New regulations are a likely a smokescreen of other changes in the PEI healthcare system. Continue reading →
New French school in historic Rustico ends years of debate
Robert Ghiz, Premier of Prince Edward Island, broke ground in Rustico Monday on the new French school, L’Ecole St Augustin, ending more than a decade of effort by local parents to educate their children in a French language school of their own. Continue reading →
The announcement is hiding the fact that the St. Augustin’s school in Rustico is being underfunded. Both levels of government are refusing to provide what they promised the organizing committee. Continue reading →
Opposition Leader says the government’s new Autism Action Plan is typical of how the Ghiz administration responds to pressure from Islanders on controversial issues.
Jim Bagnall calls autism paper token gesture
“Once again we see this government handing out another glossy document, but as per usual we see only a fraction of that report set to be implemented and offering only token measures,” said Opposition Leader Jim Bagnall.
“It’s sole purpose is try to make government look good in the eyes of the public.”
Bagnall said he can understand the frustration and anger of Islanders who have to fight every day for their children.
“These parents know how important early intervention is to their child, and they know that every day, every month that goes by, without professional help hurts their child’s ability to adapt and become a part of their environment, socially, emotionally and academically. ”
“They know how vital early intervention is, they need help and this action plan does not deliver it.” Continue reading →