The Coalition for the Protection of PEI Lands has invited the leaders of the four political parties to take part in a public debate on urgent land-related issues in Prince Edward Island. The debate will take place on Tuesday, April 9th at 7 pm at the Murchison Centre in Charlottetown.
The leaders of three parties have confirmed their participation: the Progressive Conservative Party of PEI, Green Party of PEI and the New Democratic Party of PEI. The leader of the Liberal Party of PEI, Premier Wade MacLauchlan, will not be attending.
The Coalition notes that Islanders are increasingly voicing their concerns about ownership, control, and use of the land. PEI residents are taking seriously the impacts of land grabbing, the condition of soil health and the erosion of our rural communities.
The purpose of the debate is to give PEI voters an opportunity to hear the leaders address the importance of land issues and their policies for the real protection of PEI lands.
Leaders will answer written questions submitted from members of the Coalition. If time permits, questions will also be solicited from the audience. This will be a moderated event and will follow a nonpartisan, unbiased and impartial format. The moderator is Bill McGuire, journalist, recently retired editorial /opinion page editor of The Guardian.