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PC Party seeking ideas from Islanders

Provincial Policy Chair Nicole McKenna, left, PC Party Leader James Aylward and provincial executive member Melissa Handrahan review the party policy framework recently approved by the provincial executive.
Provincial Policy Chair Nicole McKenna, left, PC Party Leader James Aylward and provincial executive member Melissa Handrahan review the party policy framework recently approved by the provincial executive. - Submitted

Party announces appointment of Chair of Policy Committee

The Island’s Progressive Conservative party is looking to engage Islanders with the focus of the province’s future in mind.

“As PC Party Leader one of my goals is to reach out and have conversations with Islanders about the policies we need to make Prince Edward Island a more prosperous and progressive society. Our policy process will be a grassroots-driven initiative to engage Islanders from all walks of life. I’m delighted that Nicole McKenna has agreed to lead this work for us by serving as Chair of our party’s Policy Committee,” said PC Party Leader James Aylward in announcing the appointment.

McKenna, born and raised in rural P.E.I., is a graduate of UPEI and Dalhousie University. Active in her community, McKenna sits on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters P.E.I. and is past provincial chair of the Canadian Bar Association Women Lawyers Forum. She is a practicing lawyer and partner with the firm of Carr Stevenson and MacKay.

“This is an exciting time for our party and our province. We are excited to have honest conversations with Islanders and listen to their ideas. I’m honoured to take on this role and look forward to working with Islanders to build the policy framework for a PC government,” said McKenna.

She says the policy process will unfold over the next few months and will involve online surveys, jurisdictional scans, town hall meetings and stakeholder consultations culminating in a policy convention where the basis of the party’s platform for the next election will be finalized.

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