Prince Edward Island News

The Prince Edward Island News Centre offers you quick access to the provincial news of the day.
  1. Prince Edward Island (PEI) has a long history of producing the highest quality potatoes for Canadians and international consumers. The Government of Canada will continue to stand up for PEI potato farmers, who are vital to their communities and our economy.
  2. The potato wart crisis situation in PEI has highlighted the need to manage and contain this disease to meet international obligations and preserve export market access for Canada.
  3. The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, on behalf of the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, will highlight new measures that will help support the long-term sustainability of the Prince Edward Island potato sector. Minister MacAulay will be joined by Heath MacDonald, Member of Parliament for Malpeque, and Bobby Morrissey, Member of Parliament for Egmont.
  4. Government of Canada recognizes PEI author, John Stewart, with historic designation
  5. Today, Bobby Morrissey, Member of Parliament for Egmont, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable James Aylward, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure; His Worship Basil Stewart, Mayor of the City of Summerside; His Worship Albert Gallant, Mayor of the Rural Municipality of Miscouche, and His Worship Alcide Bernard, Mayor of the Rural Municipality of Wellington, announced joint funding for four community infrastructure projects, improving water and wastewater infrastructure in three communities in Prince County, Prince Edward Island.
  6. The Government of Canada is investing more than $3.9 million towards these projects. The Government of Prince Edward Island is providing over $3.2 million while the municipalities are contributing over $2.6 million in total.
  7. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with Bobby Morrissey, Member of Parliament for Egmont, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable James Aylward, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure; His Worship Basil Stewart, Mayor of the City of Summerside; His Worship Albert Gallant, Mayor of the Rural Municipality of Miscouche, and His Worship Alcide Bernard, Mayor of the Rural Municipality of Wellington.
  8. Today, Heath MacDonald, Member of Parliament for Malpeque, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable James Aylward, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure; and Her Worship Minerva McCourt, Mayor of the Town of Cornwall, announced joint funding for two community infrastructure projects that will improve water and wastewater infrastructure in the Town of Cornwall.
  9. Canada’s fisheries are the backbone of many coastal communities and a driving force of the 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 (PEI) today announced funding support to the Prince Edward Island Fishermen’s Association (PEIFA) through the Atlantic Fisheries Fund (AFF).
  10. Members of the media are invited to an important infrastructure announcement with Heath MacDonald, Member of Parliament for Malpeque, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable James Aylward, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure; and Her Worship Minerva McCourt, Mayor of the Town of Cornwall.
  11. Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island – On behalf of the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Robert Morrissey, Member of Parliament for Egmont, PEI along with the Honourable Jamie Fox, Prince Edward Island Minister of Fisheries and Communities, Prince Edward Island will hold a press conference to make an announcement related to the Atlantic Fisheries Fund.
  12. Food & Beverage Atlantic (FBA) is leading a delegation of 12 Atlantic food and beverage processors exhibiting at the annual Salon international de l’alimentation Canada (SIAL Canada) for the first time in two years.
  13. Minister O’Regan to highlight Budget 2022 investments that will grow the economy, create jobs and fight climate change
  14. Today, the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, and Heath MacDonald, Member of Parliament for Malpeque, were in Prince Edward Island to discuss commitments to clean air and a strong economy in Budget 2022: A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable.
  15. The Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, will visit Prince Edward Island to share news about Budget 2022: A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable.
  16. The Government of Canada, through ACOA’s Rediscover Main Streets initiative, is investing up to $10 million to help non-profit organizations generate new ideas that inspire residents and tourists alike to rediscover these vibrant local spaces.
  17. Today, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, and Member of Parliament for Cardigan, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable James Aylward, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure; and Gary Clow, Deputy Mayor of the Town of Stratford, announced joint funding for five community infrastructure projects, improving water, clean energy and active transportation infrastructure in Stratford.
  18. Joint federal, provincial, and municipal funding through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program will support five water, clean energy and active transportation infrastructure projects in Stratford.
  19. Members of the media are invited to an important infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, and Member of Parliament for Cardigan, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable James Aylward, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure; and Gary Clow, Deputy Mayor of the Town of Stratford.
  20. Atlantic Canada’s main streets, downtowns and neighbourhoods are vibrant spaces where people gather to enjoy all that our urban and rural communities have to offer. These spaces drive the economy by being hubs of social, economic and cultural activity.
  21. New Rediscover Main Streets Initiative to Reanimate Main Streets, Downtowns and Neighbourhoods
  22. The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister Responsible for ACOA, will make an announcement regarding a new initiative by the Government of Canada to breathe new life into Atlantic Canada’s communities and encourage residents and tourists to support local establishments.
  23. As industries recover and market demands evolve, businesses and workers in Prince Edward Island are seeking new ways to develop the necessary skills to remain competitive. Collaboration between industry, community, governments, and educational institutions serves to strengthen strategic sectors and ensure under-represented groups have more opportunities to contribute to our economy. Growing a skilled workforce is critical to building a strong, resilient future for all Atlantic Canadians.
  24. The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), issued a statement in recognition of International Women’s Day.
  25. Today, Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable James Aylward, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure; and His Worship Phillip Brown, Mayor of the City of Charlottetown, announced joint funding for two related water infrastructure projects in Charlottetown.
  26. Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure announcement with Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; Honourable James Aylward, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure; and His Worship Phillip Brown, Mayor of the City of Charlottetown.
  27. The Government of Canada, the Government of Prince Edward Island and the City of Charlottetown are investing over $24.4 million to replace the current Charlottetown Simmons Sports Centre with a modern, accessible and sustainable facility through the Green Infrastructure Stream (GIS). As Canada moves toward a strong recovery, this project will help Charlottetown remain a great place to live, work and play, and ensure long-term infrastructure performance.
  28. PEI farmers put everything that they have into their crops and many families’ livelihoods depend on this industry.
  29. Members of the media are invited to an important infrastructure announcement with Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable James Aylward, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and His Worship Phillip Brown, Mayor of Charlottetown.
  30. The Governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island are committed to supporting PEI potato farmers impacted by trade disruptions.
  31. Serene View Ranch, Lest We Forget Community Veterans Committee each receive $400,000 from Veterans Affairs Canada
  32. The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, alongside Bobby Morrissey, Member of Parliament for Edgmont, will announce new recipients from Prince Edward Island who have been selected to receive funding under the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund.
  33. Throughout 2021, ACOA remained focused on the Government of Canada’s commitment to fight COVID-19 and its economic impacts, providing targeted sector support to help the region recover and rebuild a more resilient, inclusive economy for all Atlantic Canadians.
  34. In 2021, between January 1 and December 31, the Government of Canada, through ACOA invested more than $314 million in targeted support to help the region rebuild and recover from COVID-19, stimulate local economies, protect and create jobs, and grow an inclusive and resilient economy for all Atlantic Canadians.
  35. Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, announced an investment of $1.9 million in Charlottetown-based SENTRY Water Monitoring through Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC). This is the first SDTC investment in SENTRY Water Monitoring and part of a partnership that is advancing the company as an industry leader in wastewater treatment.
  36. Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, announced a $39.8 million investment to support BIOVECTRA’s $79.6 million project. This contribution will help the company build a state-of-the-art facility in Prince Edward Island and reconfigure its facilities in Nova Scotia. This will boost Canada’s domestic supply of vaccines and therapeutics.
  37. The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, will visit Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, to make a major announcement concerning Atlantic Canada’s biomanufacturing sector.