Prince Edward Island election makes history

On April 23, 2019, Prince Edward Island held its provincial election. Over eighty percent of eligible voters cast their vote and the outcome was significant. The Progressive Conservatives formed a minority government while the Green Party formed the official opposition. This is the first time in Canadian history that the Green Party has formed the official opposition party at the provincial or federal level.

Approaching the federal election in October 2019, the rise of the Green Party to official opposition status in P.E.I. may have implications beyond the island. Growing concerns about climate change and the position of the Green Party as an outsider in an era of dissatisfaction and distrust with the traditional status quo, may make the party a viable option to more voters.

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