Prince Edward Island provincial election set for April, premier announces

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Posted March 6, 2023 7:15 pm

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Voters in Prince Edward Island will head to the polls for a provincial election on April 3.

Premier Dennis King, chief of the Progressive Conservative Social gathering, says he visited Lt.-Gov. Antoinette Perry earlier as we speak to dissolve the legislature.

At dissolution, the Progressive Conservatives held 15 seats, the Inexperienced Social gathering held eight seats and the Liberals 4.

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The election comes shortly after King’s authorities signed a health-care settlement with Ottawa offering $966 million over the following decade, and it’ll fall six months sooner than known as for within the provincial election legislation.

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Political specialists counsel the Progressive Conservatives are favoured to win one other mandate, because the citizens isn’t within the temper for change and the opposition is seen as weakened.

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