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EDITORIAL: Rural PEI to lose seats

In that case, the government did not have the last laugh as Robert Ghiz led the Opposition Liberals to a sweeping election victory. And so,...

EDITORIAL: Government fumbles file on emails

Chris LeClair was chief of staff to former premier Robert Ghiz. He was the top candidate. Melissa MacEachern was former deputy minister of Tourism and...

Former chief of staff to PEI premier court delay

A man who worked as former premier Robert Ghiz's chief of staff will be back in court Friday to deal with a drunk driving charge.

Former chief of staff to PEI premier gets court delay

A man who worked as former premier Robert Ghiz's chief of staff will be back in court Friday to deal with a drunk driving charge.

Janice Sherry entitled to severance after resigning as MLA

The Guardian Charlottetown - Local ...The Guardian CharlottetownJanice Sherry may no longer have an MLA salary, but when she resigned earlier this month she walked...

Former Ghiz chief of staff charged with drunk driving

A man who worked as chief of staff to former premier Robert Ghiz was charged recently with impaired driving. Chris Alan LeClair, 51, is scheduled...

Janice Sherry calling it quits

The Guardian Charlottetown - Local - The GuardianThe Guardian CharlottetownThe long-time Liberal MLA and former cabinet minister in Robert Ghiz's government announced Monday that she...

Many options await Mr. Ghiz

So when former Prince Edward Island premier Robert Ghiz says, “As of now I have no plans to return (to politics),” the odds are good...

Robert Ghiz embraces new role in private sector

Former P.E.I. premier Robert Ghiz has cemented his departure from public life – at least for now. Ghiz, who abruptly announced in November 2014 that...

Judge awards costs in e-gaming lawsuit

The plaintiffs named the P.E.I. government, former finance minister Wes Sheridan, Steve MacLean, Cheryl Paynter and Brad Mix from Innovation P.E.I., and Chris LeClair and...

It's not necessary to pay for access with the premier

Supporting community causes by offering 'a meal with the premier' continues a custom of former premiers such as Pat Binns and Robert Ghiz. The CTF...

It's time to evolve as a province

In a citizen's plebiscite 91 per cent of Islanders begged former premier Robert Ghiz to abandon the project but our concerns were ignored. And then...

Premier Wade MacLauchlan sold to highest bidder

Supporting community causes by offering 'a meal with the premier' continues a custom of former premiers (Pat) Binns, (Robert) Ghiz, and their predecessors.” But Kevin...

Opposition calls $38M provincial loan 'Homburg heist'

Opposition MLA Steven Myers began question period accusing the Liberal government under former premier Robert Ghiz of approving this deal in exchange for trips in...

Hands off our HST, please

Soon after he introduced the HST in P.E.I. after the 2011 provincial election, then-Premier Robert Ghiz said Islanders would let him know in the next...

Funding mixup jeopardizes Stompin' Tom commemoration project

The idea was unveiled in P.E.I.'s speech from the throne in the fall of 2013 by then-premier Robert Ghiz, nine months after Connors had died.

Court order forces Capital Markets Technologies to consider winning odds

Hints about an e-gaming lawsuit surfaced about the same time as Robert Ghiz's surprise announcement in mid-November 2014 that he was stepping down as premier,...

After retiring from PEI politics, former MLAs keeping busy

MacKinley was one of several high-profile MLAs who did not reoffer in the provincial election and who are now finding new ways to keep busy.

Hal Perry out, Tina Mundy, Robert Henderson in after PEI cabinet shuffle

O'Leary-Inverness MLA Robert Henderson, who served as tourism minister under Robert Ghiz's administration and briefly under Maclauchlan's leadership before the spring election was called, is...

Montague makes pitch for new provincial museum

During his six year term, former Premier Robert Ghiz mentioned it, but the file did not advance. Other Island communities, including Charlottetown and Summerside, have...

Mike Duffy named The Guardian's newsmaker of the year

In fact, the Ol' Duff has earned the nod as Guardian Newsmaker of the Year for a second time, becoming only the third Islander to...

A timely call for long-overdue PEI museum

More than 13 months ago, then-Premier Robert Ghiz said a provincial museum was not an immediate priority for his government but hoped it would become...

Abortion advocates say lack of access creates stress, financial strain

Colleen MacQuarrie, a psychology professor at the University of Prince Edward Island who has studied the issue for years, said the Moncton plan had been...

PEI legislature's fall session underwhelming in many ways

This session lasted just two days longer than the abbreviated sitting last fall, intentionally shut down early following the startling resignation announcement from Premier Robert...

Toronto man tries criminal charges for Ghiz over missed emission targets

A Toronto musician believes former P.E.I. premier Robert Ghiz should be held criminally responsible for deaths and bodily harm caused by climate change. Louis Vautour...

Egaming fallout keeps piling up on government

The fallout from the failed egaming venture and subsequent financial platform proposal has been blamed as part of the reason for the sudden resignation of...

Onus on province to release details on egaming loan

That response is unacceptable. The onus is on the premier, based on his promises of transparency and accountability, to provide a full explanation about the...

Provincial PCs in upbeat mood

12 - almost a year since former premier Robert Ghiz dropped his resignation bombshell. Mr. Fox will be inside the rails and will serve as...

Cheers & Jeers

She worked hard with Liberal premiers Robert Ghiz and Wade MacLauchlan on behalf of the province. Mrs. Shea is not eligible for a severance package...

PEI Progressive Conservative party says it is "government in waiting"

PEI Progressive Conservative party says it is "government in waiting"The PC party of P.E.I. has had a rollercoaster year – beginning with a leadership convention...

Lantz made the right move four months late

Premier Robert Ghiz's unexpected resignation last November hastened the election machinery in the province, which was already churning its wheels. The badly fractured Progressive Conservative...

Robert Mitchell says no forced amalgamation in PEI for now

Prior to last spring's provincial election, then premier Robert Ghiz said unequivocally that he would not force the implementation of the Thompson report recommendations. However,...

Leadership on the agenda for PC annual?

Premier Robert Ghiz stunned the province by announcing plans in mid-November to step down. The Liberals rallied behind Wade MacLauchlan, the government sent out strong...

Robert Ghiz quiet on his future

Robert Ghiz has been taking it easy since leaving the premier's office this past February. Ghiz was at a press conference in Charlottetown recently where...

Former premier Robert Ghiz helping raise funds for veterans

Allan Callard, right, a member of the Charlottetown Legion, recruited former premier Robert Ghiz earlier this year to lead fundraising efforts for a True Patriot...

Staying positive dominant trait for PEI premier Wade MacLauchlan

A Guardian story this week looked back on the premier's first six months in office since he was sworn in to replace Robert Ghiz in...

Premier Wade MacLauchlan reflects on six months on the job

Wade MacLauchlan has three words to say about being premier of Prince Edward Island: “I'm loving it.” Sunday marks six months since MacLauchlan was first...

PEI politicians continue game of playing politics

Robert Ghiz did the basics in terms of supporting local Liberal candidates, but until late in his term as premier, was able to maintain a...

Only PEI's Progressive Conservatives don't ream me out

For while I am an NDP supporter, and Joe Byrne activist, and his campaign manager in 2011, I was roundly reamed out by another NDP...

Former Robert Ghiz adviser working for government members' office

An adviser to former premier Robert Ghiz has returned to a job in P.E.I. after leaving his post with the Nova Scotia Liberal government. Geoff...

Vote for Speaker interesting start to spring sitting of PEI Legislature

Her decision to support easing restrictions didn't align with Premier Robert Ghiz and ultimately she lost the position to Carolyn Bertram. When there is an...

Warriors beat Rockets to make their first NBA finals since 1975

General manager Bob Myers, the NBA Executive of the Year, has constructed a talented roster around Curry that has exceeded all expectations. And first-year coach...

More defences filed in PEI e-gaming lawsuit

CMT's lawsuit alleges Paul Jenkins in particular played a central role in trying to establish the e-gaming initiative in P.E.I., citing paragraphs from multiple emails...

Premier names top PEI bureaucrats

These changes have also seen the departure of some deputies who served under the former Robert Ghiz administration. David MacKenzie, who was tourism deputy and...

New cabinet under pressure to deliver results

Robert Mitchell was rewarded as minister of the new department of communities, land and environment. He had considered running for the party's leadership when Robert...

Cabinet selection waits on recount, and Alan McIsaac

Mr. McIsaac was the minister of education and early childhood development under Robert Ghiz. He also picked up transportation and infrastructure renewal in the interim...

Alberta election held similarities to Island scene

... NDP and 3 Green. Many of the problems that befell Premier Robert Ghiz and his previous government, and indeed Conservative Pat Binns and his...

Rob Lantz considering his options

First time Liberal candidate Jordan Brown won the District 13 seat, formerly held by former Liberal premier Robert Ghiz. “I was shooting for the stars,...

Premier Wade MacLauchlan gambles in confronting balanced budget

Up until they resigned in February, both Mr. Sheridan and former premier Robert Ghiz maintained the province was going to deliver on that promise. The...

Premier clarifies his government's abortion position

It's the same policy followed by Premier Robert Ghiz so there is no change to the status quo. Until Tuesday's forum in Charlottetown, the premier...