Ron MacKinley is minister of fisheries in Prince Edward Island.
Opposition MLA Colin LaVie is wondering what the government is doing to help reduce wait times at the Charlottetown Access P.E.I. office.
During today’s question period, LaVie said the wait times were so long recently that people had to sit on the floor.
“How have you allowed this disappointing situation to occur under your watch?”
Rural Development Minister Ron MacKinley said a report was done to look at wait times at the Charlottetown Access P.E.I. location and it showed they were reasonable, although that report was finished several months ago.
“Since the spring there’s been long waits at the Access (P.E.I.) in Charlottetown.”
MacKinley suggested the possibility of a satellite office in Cornwall to help alleviate the problem, but said when the report was done there wasn’t enough traffic through the Charlottetown office to warrant it, although that may have changed.
“We’re monitoring the situation.”