Dear Ms. Manthorne:
Thank you for you insightful note.
With good reason many islanders are concerned about the high incidence of cancers here, especially those that appear to be associated with bad land stewardship and water management practices. The NDP PEI will ban the use of cosmetic pesticides island-wide and will work with farmers to support the best land stewardship practices.
No cancer patient should be without needed medications or treatment either because they are not readily available or because they are not covered by the provincial drug formulary. Your idea of partnering with regions and other provinces to get a better and more predictable supply of medications for cancer patients is excellent and an NDP PEI government would adopt this approach immediately.
Guided by the NDP Health Accord which features effective community engagement as a primary pillar, NDP MLAs will be open, constructive and effective in protecting and promoting the health and wellness of every Islander.
Thank you for raising these concerns with me and be assured action , as you suggest, will be a priority for an NDP provincial government.