Voters in Canada’s smallest province go to the polls May 4, to determine if newly minted Liberal leader Wade MacLauchlan will retain the Liberals hold on the 27 seat legislature. The Liberals, who have been in power since 2007, when 33 year old Robert Ghiz defeated Pat Binns after 11 years of Progressive Conservative government, believe that despite some scandals in recent years, their chances are strong with the former president of the University of Prince Edward Island. The Progressive Conservatives, on the other hand, believe that with newly elected leader Rob Lantz, they can overcome the party’s own problems with dissension and infighting, and present a campaign that will appeal to the province’s 100,000 voters. The NDP, under leader Mike Redmond, is trying to win its first seat since 1996 and the Green Party, under leader Peter Bevan Baker, is hoping that the presence of the Federal party’s leadership during the campaign will help its cause.
CPAC’s Brian Dubreuil has the story from Prince Edward Island.