Platform Cost Summary

The Green Party of PEI is committed to both fiscal and environmental sustainability. Government must show fiscal restraint and not burden future generations with unmanageable debt. For that reason we have developed a platform that will stay within our current fiscal envelope.

Our platform proposes $30 million dollars in new spending, which will result in a balanced budget for fiscal 2019-2020 and going forward. This estimate is based on current surpluses and a reallocation of funds currently held in the provincial loans portfolio to fund such commitments as extending the low-interest fishers loan program, providing microloans for small business, and loan programs to encourage green technology in residential, agriculture, and small business operations.

You can download an Excel spreadsheet of the table below.

Creation of a provincial landbank for new farmers
Customizing width of agricultural buffer zones
Support for organic transition and certification
Classroom supports for teachers
ECE wage parity
Improve DACs
Support the development of open educational resources
Expand afterschool programs
Universal School Food Program
Environmental Sustainability & Economic Development
EV charger and purchase Incentives
Small-scale solar financing
Supporting creative and cultural industries on PEI
Expand Fishers Low Interest Loan Program
Fisheries Deputy Minister
Health Care
Birth control coverage
Eye See, I Learn expansion
Extending dental coverage
Freezing cost increases to long-term care beds
Introducing regulated midwifery
Improving home-care
Good Governance and Community Development
Supporting housing supply
Strengthening Elections PEI
Community Food Hub Program
Community sector core funding
Rural Secretariat/Advisory Councils
Social Services
Expanding social assistance rates
Transit policy
Basic Income Guarantee policy development
Total New Operational and Capital Spending
Reallocation from IIDI
Cost Recovery from School Food Program