Source: Off Script
In the first episode of the Off the Ledge series, hosts Mark Coffin and Jesse Hitchcock talk through the last several years of politics in Canada’s smallest province in order to better understand how exactly we reached the current political moment. If you’re not familiar with Island politics, buckle up. Here’s where things are at:
– The Green Party of PEI is leading in the polls, in a province that’s never had anything but majority Liberal or (Progressive) Conservative governments.
– A referendum is set for the same date as the general election, where Islanders will be asked to choose between a new, mixed-member proportional voting system, or to keep the first-past-the-post system.
In this episode we explore how we got here, and what some of the potential outcomes of the election and referendum vote might involve.