Paul MacNeill

It’s common to hear Ontario or Western Canadians complain about PEI’s four guaranteed seats in the House of Commons, often condescendingly comparing our provincial population to a small city in their neighbourhood. 

Dismissive comparisons ignore PEI’s gift of jurisdiction. Our federal representation was guaranteed at the Quebec Conference of 1864, establishing the foundational Canadian view that all corners of this country must be treated with respect and equality.

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