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Green Party's history-making success in P.E.I. can go national, leader says

Thursday 12:39 GMT

After making history by leading his party to official Opposition status in P.E.I.’s provincial election Tuesday night, Green Party Leader Peter Bevan-Baker believes his party’s success can be matched on the federal level in October.

The 56-year-old leader acknowledged that the dynamics are “entirely different” in a federal election compared to a provincial race in Canada’s smallest province, but he said federal Green Party Leader Elizabeth May’s leadership and the quality of the candidates should give them a good chance. “I think there’s no reason… that the Green Party couldn’t emulate what we have done today on the national scale in October,” he said.

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Tories take early lead in P.E.I. election race

Wednesday 20:56 GMT

Prince Edward Island's Progressive Conservatives took an early lead over their rivals as the ballots were counted at the end of a campaign that was defined by what appeared to be a surging Green party.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan. Peter Bevan-Baker, leader of the Green party, votes in the Prince Edward Island provincial election in Bonshaw, P.E.I. on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan. NDP Leader Joe Byrne, left to right, Progressive Conservative Leader Dennis King, Green Leader Peter Bevan-Baker and Liberal Leader Wade MacLauchlan pose for a photo at the provincial leaders debate at the Harbourfront Theatre in Summerside, P.E.I. on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.

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Source: Global News

Prince Edward Island voters say ‘no’ to electoral reform referendum by slim majority

Thursday 02:23 GMT

A slim majority of voters in Prince Edward Island have rejected a switch to a proportional representation electoral system, though it remains unclear how the province’s new government will respond.

Voters in the general election were asked to answer the question: “Should Prince Edward Island change its voting system to a mixed member proportional voting system?” All parties had accepted that whichever side won more than 50 per cent of the votes cast in at least 17 of the 27 ridings would be declared the victor.

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Source: Global News

Prince Edward Island election results: voters elect PC minority

Thursday 00:34 GMT

Aside from the election outcome, voters will learn the results of a binding referendum on electoral reform, which will determine if Islanders want to keep the first-past-the-post system or change to a mixed member proportional representation model.

Voters in P.E.I. have shed their century-old embrace of the Island’s two-party system, electing a Tory minority government and handing the upstart Green party official Opposition status for the first time.

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Bomb threat at polling location prompts pause in voting: Elections P.E.I.

Wednesday 19:06 GMT

Voting at polling station in central Prince Edward Island was temporarily suspended Tuesday as police investigated a bomb threat as the provincial election drew to a close.

Leanne Butler confirmed there was bomb threat, saying someone found a note inside the polling station at the Assumption Parish Centre in Stratford. Elections PEI decided there was a risk to staff and the building was evacuated around 1 p.m. as would-be voters were trying to cast their ballots.

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Prince Edward Island poised for minority government

Wednesday 23:39 GMT

Voters in P.E.I. have shed their century-old embrace of the Island's two-party system by electing a minority government, but the final outcome remained unclear amid a tight electoral race that saw the Tories holding a slim lead over the Greens.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan. Peter Bevan-Baker, leader of the Green party, votes in the Prince Edward Island provincial election in Bonshaw, P.E.I. on Tuesday, April 23, 2019.


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