Prince Edward Island provincial election set for April, premier announces


By Staff The Canadian Press Posted March 6, 2023 7:15 pm Prince Edward Island Premier Dennis King has shuffled his cabinet, while promoting two backbenchers. King fields a question at a meeting of the Council of Atlantic Premiers in Halifax on Monday, March 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan. AV Voters in Prince Edward Island will head to the polls for a provincial election on April 3. Premier Dennis King, leader of the Progressive Conservative Party, says he visited Lt.-Gov. Antoinette Perry earlier today to dissolve the legislature.At dissolution, the Progressive Conservatives held 15 seats, the Green Party held eight seats and the Liberals four.The Conservatives won a minority government in 2019, but they have had a majority since a byelection win a year later. Trending Now The election comes shortly after King’s government signed a health-care agreement with Ottawa providing $966 million over the next decade, and it will fall six months earlier than called for in the provincial election law. Story continues below advertisement Political experts suggest the Progressive Conservatives are favoured to win another mandate, as the electorate isn’t in the mood for change and the opposition is seen as weakened. 2:09 P.E.I. elects PC minority gov’t; Greens form opposition &copy 2023 The Canadian Press Sponsored content Flyers

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