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DEAR MR. DOYLE:  

THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO POST THIS LETTER OF SUPPORT. IT’S FEEDBACK  LIKE THIS THAT MAKES THE WORK I DO SO REWARDING!

Hello Mr. Arsenault,
I just finished watching your postings from the Legislative Assembly’s Question Period and wish to applaud you for your efforts to highlight for Islanders the sad and “farcical” goings on in the Legislature.  This kind of deception and deflection by elected government officials is eroding the democratic foundation here and in many places around the world.  It’s leading to a deep rooted apathy and a feeling by citizens that they have no control.  Your efforts can help stir Islanders to expect and demand more accountability of elected officials, hopefully bringing about better government.  Kudos to you, please continue your good work.
Sincerely,
Garry Doyle     

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                       PEI LEGISLATURE “QUESTION PERIOD” NOVEMBER / DECEMBER : 2017

Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
28 
Brad Trivers &
Heath
MacDonald
(PNP)
29
Peter
Bevan-Baker &
HeathMacDonald
(PNP)
30
James Aylward
& Robert
Mitchell
(Water Act
Regulations)
1
Darlene
Compton &
Wade MacLauchlan
(HST & Carbon
Tax)
5
Bonus:Spike
MacLauchlan &
Chester Brown
James
Aylward/Sidney
McEwan & Rob
Henderson
(IVF & Autism)
6
Sidney McEwan
& Tina Mundy
(Adoption Records)
7
Peter
Bevan-Baker &
Alan McIsaac
(Off Shore
Herring Stocks)
8
Peter
Bevan-Baker &
Wade
MacLauchlan
(Conflict of
Interest
Legislation)
12
Matthew
MacKay & Rob
Mitchell
(Water Act)
13
Hannah
Bell/Sidney
MacEwan &
Robert
Henderson
(ProtectingRecords)
(Open Health PEI Meetings)
14
Brad Trivers & Heath MacDonald
(PNP)
15
Steven Myers
Wins Coveted
“Noogie” Award
MacLauchlan &
Mtichell
(Rural
Amalgamation)
19
Sidney McEwan
& Robert
Henderson
(Mental Health)
20
Brad Trivers &
Allen Roach
(Income Pilot
Program)
21
22
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Amended “Statement of Claim” in E-gaming lawsuit filed in PEI Supreme Court on June 14, 2018

Egaming statement of claim

If you have a bit of time on your hands and you really want to understand just how irresponsible premier MacLauchlan and his Liberal government is being with their cavalier and dismissive comments regarding the Capital Markets Technology (CMT) e-gaming lawsuit, then read the updated Statement of Claim  filed in Court today.

But first, consider one  such dismissive statement from former Minister of Finance, Allan Roach, and a more recent comment on the e-gaming lawsuit from premier MacLauchlan.

[November 24, 2017 – HANSARD, p. 414]

Mr. Roach: Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I think it’s important and I want to remind everyone in here and certainly at this side, that this government is representing the people of Prince Edward Island. Here we have a group [CMT] who’ve, yet again, filed another frivolous lawsuit against the Province of Prince Edward Island. I would like to remind the member across the floor that the court in PEI has already tossed out a previous similar lawsuit. At that time, and I’m going to quote the court at that time, what they call the statement of claim. The court said: it’s – Mr. Fox: Forty seconds. Mr. Roach: – a long rambling narrative – Mr. Myers: Talk about rambling. Mr. Roach: – replete with irrelevant and immaterial facts; evidence, opinion, argument and speculation.

[May 22, 2018 – HANSARD, p. 2896]

When PC MLA Jamie Fox tabled my Investigative Report on the destruction of e-gaming records in the legislative assembly on May 22nd – and directed a series of questions to premier MacLauchlan on the findings in my report – one of those questions was as follows:

MR. FOX: Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I’ll get to that investigation in a minute. Both premier Ghiz and the current Deputy Minister of Finance have been named as defendants in the $50 million e-gaming lawsuit, along with two of the officials whose records were illegally destroyed on the orders of premier Ghiz and the Deputy Minister of Finance. Question to the Premier: Are you not at all concerned that laws were circumvented, ignored, and broken so brazenly?”

SPEAKER: The hon. Premier.

PREMIER MACLAUCHLAN: The Auditor General has looked into this matter and came back with her report and she spoke directly to the issue that the hon. member is raising.

The RCMP reported last month, after conducting on the order of 50 interviews, that there was no evidence of criminality, or any grounds for laying charges. The lawsuit that the hon. member is referring to is presumably before the courts. It seems to show up from time-to-time. But let me say that it’s been talked about in this House before and I think the best approach for that lawsuit is to let it to proceed on its own merits.

Thank you, Mr. Speaker

Well, it looks like that lawsuit has showed up again!

I suspect that what the Ghiz government did with the e-gaming file will eventually be known and regarded as one of the most corrupt and self-serving escapades every undertaken by a provincial government in Canada. It was beyond scandalous, and despite promises to “do things differently,” premier MacLauchlan has dedicated his efforts to protecting his predecessor and continuing the cover-up.  As Aldous Huxley once famously stated: “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you…..mad!”

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