Prince Edward Island News

The Prince Edward Island News Centre offers you quick access to the provincial news of the day.
  1. Today, the Honourable Wayne Easter, Member of Parliament for Malpeque, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, along with the Honourable James Aylward, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure and Donna Butler, General Manager of the APM Centre, announced funding for upgrades to the APM Centre in Cornwall.
  2. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual announcement regarding recreational infrastructure for Prince Edward Island with the Honourable Wayne Easter, Member of Parliament for Malpeque, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable James Aylward, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure and Donna Butler, General Manager of the APM Centre.
  3. Today, Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, along with the Honourable James Aylward, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and Shawn Murphy, Chairman of the Board for the Bell Aliant Centre, announced funding to upgrade MacLauchlan Arena at the Bell Aliant Centre to accommodate the 2023 Canada Winter Games.
  4. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual announcement regarding recreational infrastructure for Prince Edward Island with Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable James Aylward, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and Shawn Murphy, Chairman of the Board of DIrectors for the Bell Aliant Centre.
  5. The health and safety of Canadians are top priorities for the governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island. Communities across Canada are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, and need immediate assistance to ensure their public infrastructure is safe and reliable.
  6. The Government of Canada is investing $2.7 million dollars towards this project through the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The Government of Prince Edward Island is contributing $680,000.
  7. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual announcement regarding COVID-19 response infrastructure with the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Member of Parliament for Cardigan, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; and the Honourable James Aylward, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure.
  8. The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, on behalf of the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, today announced a $250,000 investment for Maritime Electric to install 50 Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) chargers across Prince Edward Island (PEI).
  9. The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defense, on behalf of the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, will make a virtual announcement to support Prince Edward Island’s electric vehicle charging network.
  10. Today, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable James Aylward, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure; and Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, announced funding for a permanent provincial material warehouse.
  11. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual announcement regarding COVID-19 response infrastructure with the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown; and the Honourable James Aylward, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure.
  12. Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, announced that Canada has provided almost $1.8 million this fiscal year to five Indigenous groups from Atlantic Canada through the Nation Rebuilding Program.
  13. The COVID-19 pandemic is a crisis unlike any other. Women have been most affected, facing job losses and reduced hours, and assuming the majority of additional unpaid care work at home.
  14. Today, the Honourable Wayne Easter, member of Parliament for Malpeque, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable James Aylward, Minister of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy; and Leo MacDonald, Carpentry teacher at Bluefield High School, announced funding for a new dust collector at Bluefield High School.
  15. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual announcement regarding COVID-19 response infrastructure with the Honourable Wayne Easter, member of Parliament for Malpeque, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable James Aylward, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure; and a representative from Bluefield High School.
  16. The health and safety of all Canadians are the top priorities for both the governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island. Investments in Prince Edward Island’s infrastructure during this unprecedented time provide an opportunity to create jobs, economic growth, and make our communities more sustainable and resilient – now, and in to the future.
  17. Joint federal and provincial funding through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan will support five road improvement projects in Prince Edward Island.
  18. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual announcement regarding transportation infrastructure for Prince Edward Island with the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of Defence and Member of Parliament for Cardigan, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development and the Honourable James Aylward, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. The Honourable Wayne Easter, Member of Parliament for Malpeque, Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, and Bobby Morrissey, Member of Parliament for Egmont will also be in attendance.
  19. Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced the signature of a bilateral agreement with Prince Edward Island (PEI) to expand virtual health care services for its residents. Under the agreement, the province will invest federal funding based on agreed-upon pan-Canadian priorities for accelerating virtual health services during the pandemic.
  20. The health and well-being of Canadians are the top priorities of the governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island. But the COVID-19 pandemic has affected more than Canadians’ personal health. It is having a profound effect on the economy.
  21. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual announcement regarding recreational infrastructure for Prince Edward Island with the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of Defence, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; and the Honourable Steven Myers, Minister of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy.
  22. Education and training are key to building and maintaining a healthy construction industry on Prince Edward Island. That’s why the Construction Association of Prince Edward Island (CAPEI) makes it a priority to offer quality training opportunities to grow and enhance the sector across PEI.
  23. Through the Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada is working in partnership with Indigenous coastal communities to improve marine safety and responsible shipping to protect Canada's marine environment.
  24. Canada’s fisheries are the backbone of many coastal communities and a driving force in our national economy. The seafood sector is a rapidly shifting environment – competition is intensifying, consumers are looking for sustainability and quality. That is why the Government of Canada and the Province of Prince Edward Island are making strategic investments in the Island’s fish and seafood sector through the Atlantic Fisheries Fund.
  25. Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Province of Prince Edward Island are pleased to announce funding of $ 3,112,920 for nine organizations through the Atlantic Fisheries Fund.