As talks of a late spring election are circulating, this provincial budget is certainly not attempting to dispel these rumours. CUPE PEI notes the positive investments made in child care, health and education. However, the rollout remains questionable.
“I commend the initiative to invest in our front-line workers, such as educational assistants, child care and health-care workers. I hope this will mean tangible wage increases,” noted Leonard Crawford, President of CUPE PEI.