Government ignores hospital parking fee deadline: Aylward

STRATFORD -   Opposition Health Critic James Aylward is disappointed the provincial government has failed to meet the deadline to respond to an Opposition motion calling for the elimination of parking fees at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown.

“Parking fees at the QEH impact a lot of Islanders everyday who use the hospital for services and to visit loved ones. Our PC Caucus put forward this motion which generated great debate and was passed unanimously by the Legislative Assembly,” said Aylward. “All MLA’s, including the Premier, agreed to a deadline of February 1st for government to respond to our motion.”

The text of Motion 66 calls for “government to consider extending the grace period with response from government by February 1st, 2016.” The PC MLA’s suggested doubling the current thirty minutes of no-fee parking to a full hour, while continuing to push for the full elimination of these unfair fees.

“Perhaps in his haste to head to India the Premier left a number of files unresolved on his desk,” Aylward stated. “I certainly had hoped the Premier would respect the Legislature, and honour our agreed upon deadline.”

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