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Annual Statistical Review showcases PEI’s resilience and growth in 2021

mer, 07/13/2022 - 12:18

The Annual Statistical Review released today, provides an analysis of the province’s economic state, shows areas that continued to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and highlights the re-emergence of PEI’s economy.

The 48th edition gathers data from provincial government departments, the private sector, and Statistics Canada to provide a socio-economic snapshot of PEI. 

Islanders to receive inflationary support payment this week

lun, 07/04/2022 - 15:01

This week, over 90,000 Island residents will receive a relief payment to support those most affected by pressures brought on by inflation.

The inflationary support payment is a provincially funded initiative that will be delivered in collaboration with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to provide an income tested support payment of up to $150 per qualified individual.

Government providing property tax relief to Islanders

ven, 05/06/2022 - 14:34

The Government of Prince Edward Island is providing a one-time subsidy to offset the increase in 2022 provincial residential tax due to the 2021 Consumer Price Index (CPI).

The Property Tax Subsidy will be administered through the Provincial Taxation Office and will provide a one-time subsidy to owner-occupied residential properties across PEI that will match the CPI increase in provincial taxes payable on their 2022 tax assessment.

Budget 2022-23 outlines investments in Islanders now and for the future

jeu, 02/24/2022 - 13:27

Today, Premier Dennis King and Finance Minister Darlene Compton delivered government’s 2022-23 operating budget that outlines $2.7 billion in spending to assist Islanders as PEI moves forward and transitions to growth and recovery. 

Government releases new diversity and inclusion strategy

jeu, 01/27/2022 - 09:33

The provincial government released a new diversity and inclusion strategy to ensure it is providing a safe, inclusive and diverse work environment for employees and clients, today and in the future.

The 2022-2025 Diversity and Inclusion Strategy will build on the 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Policy and enhance that framework to continue to shape a safe and innovative work-place culture that celebrates the diversity of PEI’s population.

Volunteer Firefighters tax credit one of many tax changes to benefit Islanders

jeu, 12/30/2021 - 09:31

A number of tax changes, including a tax credit for volunteer firefighters and ground search and rescue (GSAR) first responders will be introduced in the new year.

The changes will be effective January 1, 2022 and include: 

PEI liquor laws modernize

ven, 12/17/2021 - 09:14

The modernization of PEI’s liquor laws and regulations is taking another step forward with recent changes to the province’s Liquor Control Act.

Changes made in the 2021 fall session of the Legislative Assembly come into effect December 18, 2021 and include:

Islanders invited to give their input during pre-budget consultations

mer, 12/15/2021 - 08:46

Online submissions for pre-budget consultations open today for Islanders to share their input and ideas for the upcoming provincial 2022-23 operating budget.

This year again, all pre-budget consultations will take place virtually to adhere with public health and safety precautions.  Islanders can submit their input at Pre-Budget Consultations for the 2022-2023 Operating Budget until January 24, 2022.  

Islanders invited to provide feedback on Responsible Gambling Strategy

lun, 11/29/2021 - 12:13

Islanders can provide their input to update the current Responsible Gambling Strategy through online submissions beginning today.

Province delivers fall fiscal update

ven, 11/05/2021 - 12:54

Today, Finance Minister Darlene Compton delivered the fall fiscal and economic update to inform Islanders of the financial state of the province and the economic outlook for 2022.

Government releases Public Accounts for 2020-2021 fiscal year

ven, 10/29/2021 - 10:36

Today, the Province released all three volumes of Public Accounts which include the audited financial results for government from the 2020-2021 fiscal year, and shows a deficit of $5.6M.

Public Accounts is an annual financial summary and accountability report of the Government of Prince Edward Island, audited by the Auditor General.

Capital Budget investing in the future well-being of all Islanders

mar, 10/26/2021 - 13:27

Today Premier Dennis King and Finance Minister Darlene Compton tabled government’s capital budget outlining $212 million in planned spending on vital infrastructure in 2022-2023 that will continue to build on commitments to support Islanders, now and in the future.

Annual Statistical Review recaps 2020 pandemic year

mar, 07/13/2021 - 07:27

The Annual Statistical Review released today, provides an analysis of the province’s economic state, shows areas that were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and highlights the resilience of PEI’s economy.

The 47th edition gathers data from provincial government departments, the private sector, and Statistics Canada to provide a socio-economic snapshot of PEI. 

The data shows that while the COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on various sectors of PEI’s economy in 2020, there were some successes during a very difficult year, including:

Higher revenue, lower expenses boost third-quarter forecast

mer, 03/25/2015 - 23:00
Increased revenue from crown corporations and reduced expenses by government departments have improved the province's third-quarter fiscal position by $5 million.'Islanders expect and deserve a government that is fiscally responsible,' Premier and Finance and Energy Minister Wade MacLauchlan said. 'This update provides us with encouraging news that demonstrates how the budgetary restraint of our ministers and department staff is paying off and helping...

Core Government Internet/VPN Outage - March 25 2015

mar, 03/24/2015 - 23:00
On Wednesday, March 25 2015, there will be a Core Government Internet/VPN Outage at the Sullivan Building Data Centre. This Internet outage is required for Aliant to perform scheduled maintenance. This outage will be scheduled for 10 minutes starting at 2:30 AM on March 25th.This outage will affect all connections to the Internet for Government Departments. Internet connections for Health and Education will not be affected.Items affected include:-...

Premier MacLauchlan thanks federal government for cable support, confirms province's commitment to project

jeu, 03/19/2015 - 23:00
A new electricity connection to the mainland, the largest and most important infrastructure project for Prince Edward Island since the Confederation Bridge, will ensure the province's future energy needs can be met and protect Islanders against the risk of volatile rate increases associated with the existing aging cables. Premier and Finance and Energy Minister Wade MacLauchlan today thanked the federal government for its contribution of $50 million...

Reject racial discrimination on March 21 and every day

mer, 03/18/2015 - 23:00
The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on Saturday, March 21 is another opportunity to celebrate cultural diversity in our province, Premier and Finance and Energy Minister Wade MacLauchlan says.'Prince Edward Island welcomes any and all people who are willing to help enrich our Island community,' said the Premier, who is the minister responsible for the Public Service Commission. 'This coming Saturday and every day...

Forum will showcase Island economy, trade opportunities

jeu, 03/12/2015 - 23:00
The Premier's Economic Forum will provide an overview of the Island economy and explore our current successes and future opportunities as a trading province.Date: Monday, March 16, 2015 (storm date Tuesday, March 17)Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.NEW LOCATION: Murchison Centre, 17 St. Pius X Avenue, Charlottetown (MAP)The event is open to the public, but please RSVP to as space is limited. It will also be live streamed on the...

Report ranks province among fastest-growing economies

lun, 02/23/2015 - 16:00
Prince Edward Island will be among the nation's economic growth leaders this year, positioning the province to set a new strategic path for continued growth, jobs and prosperity.In its report Provincial Outlook: Winter 2015, the Conference Board of Canada ranked Prince Edward Island first in Atlantic Canada and No. 4 among provinces in projected GDP growth, behind only British Columbia, Manitoba, and Ontario. At 2.6 per cent in 2015 and 2.5 per cent...

Pre-budget consultation schedule amended

mar, 02/03/2015 - 16:00
The dates of two pre-budget consultation sessions have changed from those originally announced.The roundtable sessions will run from 2 to 4 p.m. as follows: February 11, O'Leary (storm date of February 18); February 12, Summerside (storm date of February 20) French interpretation services available; February 13 (NEW DATE), Charlottetown (storm date of February 26); and February 19 (NEW DATE), Montague (storm date of February 25).Those wishing to...