Rome was not built in a day, and Prince Edward Island could not be changed drastically by a politician in this time allotment. However, with the perspective that one could act as a God-figure and perform any task in a single day, there are some things that I would change. Of course education and healthcare are political clichés, but they are top priorities for a reason. They are both essential to the growth and development of a society and are areas in which I would like to see progress made. Prince Edward Island has not scored well in comparison to the education levels of other Canadian provinces. I would ensure that Prince Edward Island would have the highest standard of education in the country, as exceptional education will make a difference in who our future innovators and leaders will be. Having attended private school, I have learned the importance of exceptional education and would provide provincial tax credits for parents sending their children to private schools on P.E.I. There are some life-sustaining drugs that are not currently covered under healthcare on Prince Edward Island, and as Premier I would remedy this. Although there is currently an ongoing process to hire more doctors on P.E.I., I would expedite the process and ensure that all Islanders would have a family doctor.
I would then turn my attention to certain legislation concerning the provincial voting age, which I would change to sixteen. I believe strongly in youth becoming politically involved and interested, and I would ensure that schools make the study of political science mandatory. I would also visit high schools to speak with students and encourage them to vote.
My final initiative would be to establish a conference hosting the Governors of the New England States. Prior to Confederation, Prince Edward Island had strong ties with New England, and I would like to reinstate this to encourage economic growth and innovation. I would also invite President Barack Obama as a special guest to the inaugural conference. This would place Prince Edward Island at the forefront of world events, and the province would greatly benefit from the recognition this would demand.