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21 May 2018 - By, Jason MacGregor

LOST ISLANDER OF BLACK MOUNTAIN

Warrant Officer F.E. Jenkins was one of 24 young men onboard an airforce bomber that disappeared over Quebec one night in October 1943. For almost three years, his parents in Millview, P.E.I. waited for news of his fate.

 
 

April 2018 - By, Jason MacGregor

P.E.I. CLASS

Could P.E.I. be considered a classist society? British sociologists completed a study in 2011 that determined that class isn't as easily defined as it used to be.

12 February 2018 - By, Jason MacGregor

P.E.I. AND A CIRCULAR ECONOMY?

Europe expects to make trillions of dollars over the next few decades by transferring to a circular economy. Yet, in North America governments and people are widely unaware of what a circular economy implies. So could P.E.I. benefit by implementing a circular economy before it becomes mainstream? The P.E.I. Government, Progressive Conservative Party, and Green Party weigh-in.

11 December 2017 - By, Jason MacGregor

SHOOT FOR THE MOON

A Canadian economist and Slovenian students come together to explain the benefits of free-tuition for society. Meanwhile, student leaders on PEI maintain radio silence.

It's an era of a quickly evolving global economy. The need for accessible higher education has never been more important.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4 December 2017 - By, Jason MacGregor

ISLAND WATCH DOGS: WHY P.E.I. NEEDS BOLD JOURNALISM

It's a brave new world. Although PEI's media has been relatively unscathed by the slow destruction of the journalism industry in recent years, the hate-filled effects of clickbait and misinformation are present here as much as anywhere else in the world. It's never been so important to understand why bold, solutions-based journalism matters.

28 November 2017 - By, Jason MacGregor

SOBER THOUGHT

Why it's okay for P.E.I. to relax it's drinking laws. And why it should.

20 November 2017 - By, Jason MacGregor

SPLENDID ISOLATION - PART III

In this final installation about how PEI came to join Confederation, talks of a conspiracy surround the Island's path in joining Canada. Decades later a premier gives an detailed account, questioning if it was really worth it to give up the Island's independence.

 

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13 November 2017 - By, Jason MacGregor

SPLENDID ISOLATION - PART II

“It is the strong and deliberate opinion of Her Majesty’s government that Prince Edward Island should unite with Canada". While Island politicians act boldly against London's wishes, London is likewise worried that America's Manifest Destiny is going to entangle the colony.

6 November 2017 - By, Jason MacGregor

SPLENDID ISOLATION - PART I

The first of a three part series about the real history of how Prince Edward Island came to join Canada. 

From prosperity to bankruptcy. A threat of invasion. Conspiracy. An unhappy union.

30 October 2017 - By, Jason MacGregor

CHAIR FOR SALE. $900M O.B.O.

4 MPs and 4 Senate Seats for 145,000 people. It's ludicrous. But can we use these seats to barter or sell off?