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PEI Provincial Election
The Prince Edward Island Election will be held April 23, 2019. Help make cancer an election issue for all parties! To find you candidate and where to vote visit Elections PEI.
At the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) we know that while cancer changes people, it doesn't have to define them. At CCS, we believe that life is bigger than cancer. As the only national charity that supports Canadians with all cancers in communities across the country - no other organization enables and empowers what CCS does. As the voice for Canadians who care about cancer, we:
- fund ground breaking research into more than 100 types of cancer
- offer trusted information, programs and services that help people with cancer and their families when they're unsure or anxious
- advocate to governments to drive important social change and funding for cancer related issues.
Our priority issues: Smoke Free PEI and Cancer Support Services
Higher tobacco taxes are the most effective strategy to reduce smoking, especially among teenagers who have less disposable income. Increase tobacco taxes to match Nova Scotia, and direct this revenue to support tobacco use reduction initiatives.
Too many island youth are vaping and smoking. Increase the age to access tobacco and vaping products to 21.
Smoking Cessation Support
To reduce tobacco use and improve health outcomes for all Islanders, we must help more smokers quit. PEI can help them quit smoking by funding a comprehensive smoking cessation program, which includes enhanced nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) coverage, counseling and other supports.
Smoke Free Outdoor Spaces
There is no sage level of exposure to second-hand smoke - even outdoors. Parks, playgrounds, and provincial beaches are important spaces for children to participate in healthy and enjoyable outdoor activities.
Cancer Support Services
Work with the Canadian Cancer Society to improve support programs for people with cancer, their caregivers, and families to enable Islanders to better meet their health and emotional needs.
Input from party leaders
CCS asked the leaders of the four main political parties to respond to specific questions about our top priorities. Click on the party below to view their responses, as they become available.
PEI Liberal Party PEI NDP Party
PEI PC Party Green Party of PEI
Great progress has been made
Some cancers, such as thyroid and testicular, have survival rates of over 90%. Other cancers, such as pancreatic, brain and esophageal, continue to have very low survival rates.