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Philip Brown joins the race to become the District 21 PC candidate

Brown sought the Conservative Party of Canada nominate for Egmont in the 40th federal election, losing the bid against former colleague Gail Shea, who went...

Justin Trudeau commits to power cable funding during PEI visit

The issue boiled over in the P.E.I. legislature last year after former federal fisheries minister Gail Shea announced just $50 million for two 180-megawatt undersea...

Bonding with fellow survivors

Vance Easter, left, explains to former Egmont MP Gail Shea, right how the three people behind him, his daughter Jewel Easter and passersby Austie O'Meara...

CAPITAL BEAT: PEI hurt by two DFO decisions

Shea was the first Island minister in decades and a succession of decisions over the years by ministers from Newfoundland and Nova Scotia left Island...

PEI Opposition condemns lobster carapace size increase

So much for improved relations with the federal government because we didn't have these problems when Gail Shea was fisheries minister." The change in the...

Trawling for halibut

Sullivan suggested that between 2014 and 2015, when Gail Shea, an MP from P.E.I. was federal Fisheries Minister, the quota for NL harvesters increased by...

CAPITAL BEAT: Will government take the easy way out?

Several other provinces did sign on over time, but it was really a non-issue on P.E.I. That is until the late Jim Flaherty, who was...

Shea questions Canadian Heritage position

Former Egmont MP Gail Shea, left, and Tignish Initiatives general Manager Anne Arsenault announcing last July 31 that funding had been secured for the Stompin'...

Undefeated ballot box champion

Robert “Bobby” Morrissey scored a massive victory in the October 19 federal election, unseating seven-year federal cabinet minister Gail Shea by 4,336 votes. Morrissey, who...

EASTERN PASSAGES: Lisa looks for loot

And Lisa Raitt didn't — she continues to run Raitt: “While Liberals rush into big deficits, our Conservative party will fight for responsible spending and...

Jason Kenney makes whirlwind stop in Summerside to support Gail Shea

He's confident both he and Shea will be back on Parliament Hill after the Oct. 19 vote, part of a re-elected Conservative government. “She is...

PEI dairy industry rallies in front of Gail Shea's office

... ongoing trade negotiations with various Pacific Rim countries and what that could mean for their industry's supply management system. More than 200 people gathered...

Shea dismisses Liberal EI repeal

Shea is running for her third term as a Conservative in the riding of Egmont and is no stranger to defending the controversial changes to...

NATIONAL AFFAIRS: Tragedy casts light on callous Tory policies

He's cut from the same cloth as former natural resources minister Joe Oliver, who branded anyone concerned about a pipeline crossing British Columbia as "radicals,"...

UPDATED: Signs of Egmont Conservative candidate Gail Shea vandalized

Sometime overnight Wednesday, several campaign signs in Summerside belonging to Conservative Egmont candidate, Gail Shea, were vandalized. “We had a call from somebody driving by...

Rock the Boat concert returns to Tyne Valley Oyster Festival

Journal Pioneer - Living - The ...Journal PioneerGail Shea, minister of Fisheries and Oceans, recently announced government funding to support the Tyne Valley Oyster Festival's...

Upgrades at the Harbour

Brian Aylward, left, treasurer of the Skinners Pond Port Authority and David Aylward, president, chat with Federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea following her announcement of...

Shea announces job experience funding

On Friday Horne participated in an announcement in which Egmont MP Gail Shea announced the federal government is providing RCLI with over $130,000 to help...

No decision yet on extending lobster season

Federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea says a decision has not been made yet on whether the lobster season will be extended. Shea was in Charlottetown...

Spending spree

In Saskatoon, federal cabinet minister Lynne Yelich was announcing funding to help youth find jobs “on behalf of the Hon. Pierre Poilievre, minister for Employment...

Shea comments on terrorist attack

In her statement, Shea promises her prayers for the family and friends of the army reservist, Corporal Nathan Cirillo, who was shot and killed while...

Dickieson the wildcard

Conservative cabinet minister Gail Shea has represented Egmont since 2008, when she eked out a win over Liberal Keith Milligan by less than 100 votes.

Gail Shea non-committal about federal election plans

“The election is still a year out, there's been no nomination set or anything at this point in time,” Shea said. When asked if she...

Gail Shea non-committal about federal election plans

Some federal Conservative ridings have already held nomination meetings and elected their chosen representative, but Shea said Wednesday her riding is in no hurry. “The...

Shellfish industry gets $182708 in government support

Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea, who represented Minister of State for ACOA, Rob Moore, at the funding announcement, reflected on the importance of the...

Coalition calls new EI regions unfair to seasonal workers in Charlottetown

“(Fisheries) Minister Gail Shea, whose riding runs from Summerside all the way west to North Cape, has justified the change on the basis on low...

Tories feel winds

Another minister (Peter Penashue) resigned over election expenses and lost a byelection, another (Bev Oda) left over high-priced orange juice, one (Vic Toews) retired and...

Tina Mundy offering in Egmont

... joins Abram-Village educator Gilles Arsenault, Summerside businessman Robert Gallant, and former provincial cabinet minister, and Sea Cow Pond resident, Robert Morrissey in vying for...

Tourism ministers to make Americans priority again

“It is an important market … they are our neighbours,” said Maxime Bernier, federal minister of state responsible for tourism, small business and agriculture. “The...

Egmont Liberal convention belongs at Credit Union Place

There could be as many as five seeking the nomination to be the Liberal candidate to challenge Gail Shea for the federal seat, a prospect...

Premiers call for more funds from Ottawa

But an official with federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose's office says the federal government is already providing the highest recorded health care transfer dollars in...

Farm Day in the City comes to Island capital

“Our government is pleased to support Discover Charlottetown in helping to promote the city as a top tourism destination, through various efforts including the Fall...

Byelection a 'must watch' for strategists, observers

Harper has until Oct. 25 to set a byelection date to fill the GTA seat left vacant in the wake of Jim Flaherty's passing. For...

PEI French projects get big infusion of federal money

Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, (fifth from right) joined Fisheries Minister Gail Shea (far right) Wednesday in announcing nearly $870,000 in...

Holland College plans major role in job fund training

Egmont MP Gail Shea and P.E.I. Innovation and Advanced Learning Minister Allen Roach signed the agreement Tuesday, at the college's Summerside Waterfront Campus. The agreement...

Summerside comprising project list for Build Canada Fund

On June 17, following an announcement in Wellington, federal Fisheries Minister and Egmont MP Gail Shea said the issue is in the hands of the...

Former boy scout camp re-opened

Egmont MP and Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea commended the board for its hard work on the project and pointed out Camp Kildare can...

Two new programs to combat cyberviolence against women and girls

Federal Minister of Labour and the Minister of the Status of Women, Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, (centre) chats with Fisheries Minister Gail Shea, Paul H.

Former boy scout camp re-opened, available for group bookings

Egmont MP and Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea commended the board for its hard work on the project and pointed out Camp Kildare can...

Looking for answers

In June, P.E.I. Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Robert Vessey said the province is in negotiations with Lebel's office. "This is a 10-year program so...

Lobster industry announces licence reduction plan

Fisheries Minister Gail Shea made the announcement in a late evening press release sent out Wednesday. The plan allows for a lobster licence holders in...

MacDougall Steel takes on major expansion

The Guardian Charlottetown Chris Willis, right, director of operations at MacDougall Steel Erectors Inc., and company president, Ron MacDougall, second right, explain part of the plant...

Island volunteers honoured for work with vets

Byron Clow, left, Darrach Murray, Margaret MacKinnon, and William Minnis, right, were presented with the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation for their volunteer efforts and...

Island volunteers honoured for work with vets

Byron Clow, left, Darrach Murray, Margaret MacKinnon, and William Minnis, right, were presented with the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation for their volunteer efforts and...

Bafflegab, bluster from boilerplate room

This is not as overt as wholesale redactions of documents released under access laws, it is not as in your face as Veterans Affairs Minister...

Bafflegab, bluster from boilerplate room

When we ask for a response to reports sex murderer Paul Bernardo plans to marry, the office of Public Works Minister Steven Blaney assures us...

Islanders honoured for their work with veterans

Minister of Veterans Affairs Julian Fantino responds to a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. File Photo.

Islanders to be honoured for their work with veterans

Julian Fantino, minister of veterans affairs, will present the commendations in a ceremony scheduled for today at noon in Charlottetown. A press release issued by...

The battle for shellfish space in Malpeque Bay is heating up

They have taken their concerns to Fisheries Minister Gail Shea in a postcard campaign urging DFO to cease allowing mussel farmers to convert their leases...

Seafood industry labour is a Canada-wide problem, MacKinley

... foreign worker policies announced by federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney stand to have a detrimental impact on processors which will in turn affect the...