Premier King speaks with Minister LeBlanc
Yesterday, Premier King spoke with Hon. Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs & President of the Queen’s Privy Council. Hon. Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and MP for Cardigan also joined the call.
Premier King expressed his desire to continue working with the federal government in the fight against COVID-19. He provided Minister LeBlanc with an update on the vaccine roll-out to residents in Prince Edward Island and indicated that the province has capacity to increase the number of immunizations when additional vaccines are made available by the federal government. Minister LeBlanc reiterated Prime Minister Trudeau’s message that the federal government is on track to provide every Canadian who wants the vaccine with the chance to get one by the end of September.
Premier King also provided an update on the sectors on PEI hit the hardest by COVID-19 and the need for cooperation between the federal and provincial government to support these sectors in the months ahead. Programs from both the federal and provincial governments have been there to support the sectors over the last eleven months and Minister LeBlanc reiterated that the federal government will do whatever it takes, for as long as it takes to protect and support Canadians during these challenging times.
Premier King also updated Minister LeBlanc on key priorities for Prince Edward Island, including the Net Zero strategy, embracing clean technology, childcare and early learning programs, and supports for our most vulnerable.
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