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Election Results: Robert Ghiz of the Liberal Party has been re-elected as Premier of Prince Edward Island. The Liberals have won a majority government.

Nomination Deadline: September 16, 2011
Provincial Election: October 3, 2011

Currently, the Premier of Prince Edward Island is Robert Ghiz of the Liberal Party.

Until recently, kindergarten was the responsibility of child care centres. Now it has moved to the public education system and is a mandatory program for five year olds. The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is responsible for both kindergarten and child care centres.

Party platforms

Progressive Conservative Party
Leader: Olive Crane
Platform: "The PEI PC Party Taxation Plan"

Liberal Party
Leader: Robert Ghiz
Platform: "Liberal Backgrounder"
"Spaces in the Early Years Centres will grow to 2,150 , up from 1,775 in May of 2011. Liberals will also maintain the existing funding to the non Early Years Centres"
"New investments of $850,000 over four years will be made to expand infant care"
>>See "Liberal Backgrounder on Educating Island Children"

New Democratic Party
Leader: James Rodd
Platform: "2020 Vision"
"Providing more early childhood specialists, guidance counsellors and social workers will cost money.
However, we are paying the cost now of not making these proper investments in the past."

Green Party
Leader: Sharon Labchuck
Platform: PEI Vision Green
"The Greens are committed to nurturing families and communities through integrated policies that focus on the welfare of the child..."
>>See "Family Focused Program"

NGO positions and campaign materials

PEITF Election Special Newsletter
Prince Edward Island Teachers Federation, Sep 2011

News articles

CBC P.E.I. votes 2011 online debates
>>See PEI Election Debate 2- Education from 6:32-6:40
CBC News, 19 Sep 2011

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