I question Hal Perry's crossing the floor to the Liberals. Why didn't Hal Perry sit as an Independent instead of joining the Ghiz government?
Perry, as an Independent, would be able to question any party regarding the changes to Employment Insurance, which I support.
Perry, as a Liberal, will now have to seek the Liberal nomination for the next provincial election and then seek Robert Ghiz’s approval. Perry, running as a Liberal, won't have to pay any election expenses in the next election; the Liberal party will pay his expenses.
The Conservatives have dropped to third place in the opinion polls. Perry has to win a second election to qualify for an MLA’s pension.
The Liberals changed the Election Act to make it difficult to seek elected office and oppose the two main political parties. The Liberals are just as controlling as the Conservatives.
The Liberals have increased the provincial debt faster than any government I have seen before. Sixty-two per cent of P.E.I.’s GDP comes from government spending.
Islanders won't elect politicians who bring austerity, which includes changes to employment insurance or federal or provincial job cuts.
Hal Perry crossing the floor to the Liberals instead of sitting as an Independent smells of political opportunity.
John W.A. Curtis