PEI has it’s own email scandal…

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May 11, 2017 | by: Chris Pride

We’ve all accidentally hit reply all or forwarded an email to the wrong person before…

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But things were taken up a notch in the PEI Legislature this week.  According to The Guardian, Family and Human Services Minister Tina Mundy tabled detailed estimates of spending within her department, but the package included a printed email conversation between herself, her staff and the premier’s chief of staff, Robert Vessey.

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What makes it worse is the contents of the emails, which were made available by The Guardian, include a directive from Premier Wade McLauchlan to the cabinet to come up with good news stories ahead of polling set to take place this week on the Island.

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While experts suggest that this probably isn’t an uncommon practice, they doubt that highlighting good stories ahead of polling will have much of an effect on the polls themselves.

The last polls saw the Premier take a 12 point hit.  The new polling data is set to be released in June.

 

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