P.E.I. MLA Tina Mundy resigns from cabinet

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Tina Mundy is sworn in as minister of Education, Early Learning and Culture and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, signs her oath of office Wednesday as Lt.-Gov. Frank Lewis looks on.

Mundy failed to disclose creditor difficulties that include owing property taxes to government

Summerside MLA Tina Mundy, who was sworn in as P.E.I.'s education minister just one day ago, resigned from cabinet Thursday after government became aware of some personal financial troubles that includes debt she owes to the province.

Mundy announced her resignation in a statement issued just before 5 p.m. Thursday, "due to a personal financial matter that includes making a consumer proposal to creditors."

A consumer proposal is an alternative to declaring personal bankruptcy. It helps protect an individual from debt collectors during repayment.

In her statement, Mundy says she has struggled for the last few years as a single mother.

“I have struggled with ongoing financial matters. I have taken the appropriate steps to work through these matters and fully address them.”

Premier Wade MacLauchlan told reporters he learned of this situation Thursday morning after government became aware Wednesday evening that Mundy had creditor issues and that the province is one of those creditors – for property taxes. 

MacLauchlan called her in for discussions and, and upon reflection, Mundy offered her resignation and the premier accepted it, he said.

“This would make her in, what I would call, a compromised position in terms of sitting around the cabinet table,” MacLauchlan said.

“You wouldn’t really be at the cabinet table when you’re in, as I say, creditor difficulties for obvious reasons in terms of decisions that we need to make at cabinet.”

Mundy was sworn into cabinet just one day prior to her resignation in a ceremony at Government House.  

In her statement, Mundy says her consumer proposal process began prior to the election, but MacLauchlan says he was not made aware of this until Thursday morning.

If he had known, she would never have been appointed to cabinet, he said.

“If we had discussed this earlier this week, and I regret to say this, I wouldn’t have proceeded with asking her to join cabinet at this point in time.”

When asked whether a vetting process was performed to uncover these kinds of issues, MacLauchlan explained these kinds of details are expected to be disclosed.

It is something that would have eventually been revealed when Mundy met with the conflict of interest commissioner.

“It’s something that I’m reflecting on of course in terms of what more might be required,” MacLauchlan added.

Mundy will continue on as a member of the Liberal caucus and MLA for Summerside-St. Eleanors.

Hal Perry, MLA for Tignish-Palmer Road, will now become the minister of education, early learning and culture. Paula Biggar, minister of transportation, infrastructure and energy, will take on the additional portfolio of status of women as the sole female cabinet minister left in the P.E.I. legislature after Mundy's resignation.

MacLauchlan stressed his intention has not been to censure Mundy for this situation, but rather he has approached it with regret and empathy.

“If I had known earlier in the week I would not have, frankly, had her in this now regrettable situation.”

As for why someone with financial difficulties cannot sit at the cabinet table, MacLauchlan explained he believes it is different to try to work through personal financial troubles as an MLA than as a cabinet minister “with the sort of confidences and decisions that one is called upon to make as a member of executive council.”

“Anyone who is in a compromised situation with creditors would, of course, disclose that, and in my judgment would be better not to sit in cabinet,” he said.

“When you’re in creditor difficulties you have to really take that into consideration when you’re dealing with the kinds of things that we’re dealing with in cabinet on a regular basis.




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  • Harold Dalton
    June 06, 2015 - 10:23

    Here we go again. i feel sorry in one way for you but you still have a job yet which still pays more than most Islanders have including me. i"am without work since last fall when i went to Gov of the day about work. i was passed over all fall until sometime in Oct when i was suppose to be giving a job. that never happened so it went on into the winter until Jan when i was giving a job again by the staff . in the mean time my EI run out in Sept. all i had to do was get criminal record check n was good to go .i am still waiting. so Miss Mundy I"am with no job still waiting. while you have at least a good one that i would be pleased to have.I was not treated fairly either.

  • Lost Voter
    May 24, 2015 - 12:38

    If Premier MacLauchlan fired his new cabinet minister, what good will she be for her constituents now? Government members won't give her the time of day after this. I can't wait to go vote again.

  • dawn
    May 23, 2015 - 12:08

    Not even a day old and this wonderful new shine government, is already blacking with lies and deceit, great start!! We need two bi- election one in 5 and now in Mundys...only way people will have trust in this government!!

  • horendous
    May 23, 2015 - 09:18

    A by-election in Mundy's district need to be called. The election of her was done with false information, and should be null and void. Her understanding of acceptable behavior and honesty underlines her unsuitability to serve for the public good.

  • Wondering
    May 22, 2015 - 22:03

    Just curious what the oath was that this woman took the day before she was asked to step aside. She placed her hand on the Bible and that is a pretty big deal in my books. God love her if she's struggling. Who isn't in today's day and age with the HST and everything else. But rich or poor, the fact is she did not act in good faith by running in her District (or as I'm told the district beside where she lives). The fact that she will collect a cheque from the same government she is protected now from paying back taxes and whatever else we are not privy to is unfair for the rest of us taxpayers. If this woman stays on as MLA, we need to question the whole process. Didn't the PC party ask a candidate to step aside because of some skeletons in his closet and in the process lost a sure seat? People need to start speaking up against such outrage.

  • Liberal jhizz
    May 22, 2015 - 19:17

    Lol and Allen Roach for finance,another free for all for him again...lol.,let Mundy stay on she would of been alot better than Ghiz and Sheridan I wonder where they are,maybe a RCMP Inquiry would did them out,Ms Mundy I wish you well in your future endevours.

  • Bill Kays
    Bill Kays
    May 22, 2015 - 15:58

    Only in PEI, and we are the laughing stock of Canada and worldwide. I call for a new election, as I am sure that the majority of Islanders do not want this government. It would be hilarious if it wasn't so serious. So how about it opposition party? Do you have the guts to take this on publicly on behalf of the ones who elected you?

  • National Enquirer worthy
    May 22, 2015 - 14:53

    I would think that even in a population of 140,000 people, we can find 27 good people who 1. are good managers (of money and the business of life), 2. haven't made their money lying or stealing, & 3. have the integrity & character to be honest with the people that entrust them to govern. She was entrusted to represent a group of tax payers & to help govern with integrity, honesty, and good moral character. There are varying opinions about her personal status but regardless, she either deliberately misled her district team, party, and her local supporters, OR she was guided to proceed with her situation known to a few, regardless of the potential for any conflict. Even if she wasn't assigned a cabinet position, the perceived dishonesty leaves every voter who went to the ballot box with a sense that they were misled in their options, as they were presented on the ballot. Nobody wishes financial troubles on anyone, but the situation is nothing but what it is. She ran for the liberal party, won the nomination, won the district seat, and was assigned a cabinet position. At, before or after each of these events, she could have shared her personal situation with the appropriate authorities in a discrete fashion. At that point, guidance could have been given regarding disclosure if she moved to the next step. In the end, whether she disclosed her situation or she was out'd, the fact that it was done so late in the political game leaves the voter with a feeling of being deceived. (And to draw a parallel, it smells similar to what happened a few years ago in the Sside municipal election when the concert fiasco was hidden from voters till after the election.) Btw, I live in her district and did'nt vote for her because of the recent history of her party. That said, this is new history that Ms. Mundy and the current Liberal party must wear. I have voted for the Liberal party in the past, but have no appetite to do it any more. Politicians live by the sword, and die by the sword. It appears we have simply found another politician.

  • Thr Voters should be considered
    May 22, 2015 - 14:34

    It is unfortunate for Summerside. The City could have benefitted from having the Mnister of Education in Cabinet. Now they have to be content with a backbencher with little hope of being elevated. Almost back to "also ran" status....and more than a few jokes.

  • Oliver
    May 22, 2015 - 13:36

    I am not surprised, ---- anyone with the gall to brag of accomplishments in City Council to the degree this person did, would have the gall to do anything. She was not in this game to serve the public, chasing public office wherever she could find a chance, as she did.

  • Obligation
    May 22, 2015 - 13:31

    Mr. Premier, do you duty and demand the resignation as an MLA from Ms. Mundy. If she refuses there has to be legal measures at hand, - but she HAS to go. Not just for the sake of your credibility, but because this performance is unacceptable in an honest society. You may also need to look at the people responsible for not having avoided this ugly situation. Your chief of staff????

  • Truth
    May 22, 2015 - 13:25

    This is an example of absolute poor judgement, -not to mention greed and slight of hand. This person won the seat under false pretence and the Premier has an obligation to call a by-election in that riding. The voters have a right to vote from a slate of candidates that are above board in their presentation of themselves. The voters have a right to be represented by a person that is not excluded from cabinet due to personal circumstances, they had no knowledge of when they voted. Nothing more nothing less, Mr. MacLauchlan.

  • Emily
    May 22, 2015 - 12:24

    She didn't get those clothes at Value Village I don't imagine, or that manicure, and I believe her children are grown.. Pay your taxes!!!!

  • Wow
    May 22, 2015 - 11:09

    Great start For the Premier-naming good old Richard Brown to Cabinet and then the Tina Mundy fiasco-4 years of misery just ahead

  • Just The Facts
    May 22, 2015 - 10:55

    (1) Be specific, what was originally presented to her that would've prompted her to disclose this information? (2) How did she respond? .. If she wasn't asked anything about it, why the need to offer it up? If she was asked and she intentionally misled, one has to ask under what circumstances would she then repeat deceptive acts?

  • Quick Draw
    May 22, 2015 - 10:37

    It's a wonder that the "Nigel Wright" of P.E.I. didn't come swooping in to save the day and make all of that debt go away. That's our usual way of doing things here. Maybe we truly are on a path of integrity, ethics, and openness going forward. I'd like to think so.

  • Gypsies Tramps & Thieves
    May 22, 2015 - 10:28

    The issue is not what she owes or how it got to that point. Lots of us struggle but if you are running for "Public Office" you cannot lie or hide anything. It should have been disclosed instead of putting herself first she should have made the party aware of her situation. To say she should be applauded for owing money to the very government she now represents is just ridiculous and that opinion is why this bunch have stole lied and cheated there way for the last 7 years and now 4 more. Her amounts are paltry to the almost 3 Billion we as province now owe thanks to Ramblin Gamblin Ghiz. Be afraid of what is to come because we all are going to suffer.

  • Okay
    May 22, 2015 - 10:19

    I can only shake my head at those who think "poor Ms. Mundy," single Mom, etc,... Her children are grown and I am sure able to work. Also, if you were to look at her wardrobe and those heels she wears, you can tell she is definately not a Walmart shopper. If she has money to spend like that on cloths, etc...then she should be able to keep her bills up. Priority I guess. The premier did the right thing only did not go far enough....she should be gone as MLA also. Imagine her trying to look after the budget for the different departments that she would have been responsible for??? Wow.

  • not sorry
    May 22, 2015 - 10:16

    I can't find any sympathy for Tina! Yes she's a single mom.....a fifty year old mom with grown children, time to pay your bills and tell the truth! I tired of lying politiciasn who think the can lie and cheap......if this was a man would we be feeling the same.....she needs to step down as MLA or Wade needs to remove her!! She has lossed any trust people had in her!

  • Charles
    May 22, 2015 - 10:09

    If you can't manage your home finances you shouldn't be given one of the most costly and important portfolios.

  • money manager
    May 22, 2015 - 09:54

    There are reasons companies do credit check on their prospective employees. They do not wish to hire somebody, that by their economic circumstances, can be led into temptation to steal from them. The same applies to public officials. They may be tempted to agree to certain things in exchange for a favour, and are therefore in a conflict of interest, because of their financial vulnerability. (Unfortunately this happens without politicians being in financial distress, and is called bribery.) An MLA is in the same situation, and therefore Mundy should be resigning or asked to do so.

  • Harvey
    May 22, 2015 - 09:44

    This is an interesting situation. This individual also attempted office on the federal level as a nominee for Egmont, I believe. So it is not as if she was an unknown quantity in liberal circles. It begs the question, was this individual in such dire straights that it did not matter where she won a nomination--- as long as she got SOMETHING.

  • B
    May 22, 2015 - 09:22

    I don't feel bad for her in this situation, the Premier is right. When you are representing the public, even the view of a conflict of interest IS a conflict of interest. This is something that I'm sure the egaming and pnp recipients will soon find out.

  • Trevor MacRae
    May 22, 2015 - 09:04

    I feel very bad for Ms. Mundy, both for the financial situation she is dealing with and the embarrassment she must be feeling as a result of the consequences. There but for the grace of uninterrupted paychecks go most Islanders. Miss a paycheck or two and many of us might find ourselves in a similar situation. A lot has been said about the vetting process for potential candidates, and if this had been done thoroughly prior to her nomination this situation could have been avoided. Many employers in both the public (federal public servants) and private sector have begun conducting credit checks as part of the selection process before hiring. CBC's The Current did a story on this just last month: http://bit.ly/1byzXdD . I don't support the use of such checks as a determining factor in these cases - discrimination on the basis of economic status is reprehensible. However having the information available for discussion may have saved some embarrassment.

    • CountryGirl
      May 22, 2015 - 10:12

      The vetting process by the Liberal Party must have mislead or the vetting person(s) didn't understand their responsibilities. Miss Mundy also bears responsibility for not researching the tole and responsibilities of Public Office.

  • Fanny
    May 22, 2015 - 08:53

    While some apparently identify with Ms. Mundy`s predicament and would like to see lowered standards for our elected officials, I must agree with the Premier, as far as he has gone. However, I do not believe he is going far enough. Deceit cannot be tolerated and Ms. Mundy will be suspect during her term of office. It is not a tenable position for the party. He needs to clean it up and give the voters in that district an opportunity to vote again with full knowledge of the circumstances of the candidates. This is a matter of TRUST.

  • Kevin
    May 22, 2015 - 08:45

    There are certain rules and requirements for a system to work. We need to applaud the Premier for upholding certain standards of conduct in the people elected to represent us. Withholding vital information, leaves the voters unable to assess the quality of the candidates. In this case, the Premier needs to ask his caucus member, Ms. Mundy, to resign and call a by-election, with of course a nominating meeting for the riding, so the voters can have a chance to vote with full information before them. The electorate can then decide if honesty of disclosure is important to them, if mismanagement of private affairs is important to them, if what could appear to be 'seeking public office for the financial benefits' is the reason they want to see a person elected. A person with financial troubles and disclosure problems is in conflict of interest in the public office of Member of the Legislative Assembly and should not hold that office. To uphold normal ethical standards and provide fairness to the voters, the Premier must ask her to resign her seat.

  • Nelson
    May 22, 2015 - 08:02


  • absentee Islander
    May 22, 2015 - 08:00

    I don't believe she should have stepped down. Very few in the current caucus could be considered other than welfare recepients. Having spent most of their lives living on goverment cheques just because they are channeled through public or private corporate welfare programs doesn't instill real world decisionmaking.How would her decision making ability be compromised at the table. She obviously managed to present an image such that the community had confidence and trust in her. She is in the process of dealing with her issues. If we required that it be required that all candidates for political nomination attach a current copy of their credit history and driving abstract be attached to there nomination papers be accepted by the self proclaimed rightous in our society. I think we have just lost a very qualified voice for practical common person decision making at the cabinet table. Sorry for your plight Tina but be proud. I am of you because you are a REAL winner.

  • James Macgoo Lakeside
    May 22, 2015 - 07:47

    This situation was the result of "failing to disclose she had creditor difficulties and owed money to the government". It was not because she had financial difficulties. If she can't be open with her biggest supporter - the Premier who appointed her, then I question her judgment. We just suffered through years of having a Premier and members of his cabinet who "failed to disclose" to the people the improper and possibly illegal activities they allowed or knew about and did nothing. Leadership that understands the importance of disclosure and the courage to admit problems is what PEI needs. Being a member of the cabinet or even an MLA is difficult. Potential personal problems can place a person in situations where "this for that" could get in the way of doing what is best for the Province. Recent history should emphasize this point. Wish her the best and move on.

  • De udder guy
    May 22, 2015 - 07:17

    With many of these comments it's apparent why a group of thieves, bullies and liars was re-elected. It has nothing to do with personal finances, being a woman or a single mom. It has everything to do with honesty, ethics and integrity and she has executed a failure in that area of maasive proportions.

    • Clyde
      May 22, 2015 - 23:53

      it has everything to do with being a woman....the back room boys guided the Premier in making sure that the only 2 women elected got a post...trying to gain points....however I'm a woman and I'm not THAT stupid "back room boys". Social media is changing the world and we saw that in this election with the high vote turnout and electing a Green....and near NDP....sharpen your pencils old parties hehehe!!

  • Quiet Observer
    May 22, 2015 - 07:16

    So many of us, especially as single parents (yes, men can be single parents too), struggle with financial problems. I do hope that as a member of caucus she is able to bring that perspective to government discussions. There have been too many silver spoons making government decisions and policies.

  • AnonymousIslander
    May 22, 2015 - 06:54

    Off to an early start. A leopard can't change it's spots. Better luck next time PEI.

  • dave anger
    May 22, 2015 - 05:14

    If she got the extra income from being a cabinet member her bankruptcy trustee would make her pay her bills in full instead of writing them off?

      May 22, 2015 - 10:23

      It's not bankruptcy, it's a proposal to creditors. Usually this would entail creditors to stop charging interest or drastically reduce their rates and agree to accept payments to pay the debt over a much longer period of time. It is very different from bankruptcy where debts or portions of debts are written off. Proposals to creditors are done to avoid bankruptcy.

  • Ryan
    May 22, 2015 - 01:41

    It's too bad, but I think it's the right measure. A cabinet minister with debt might by easily influenced by lobbyists/private citizens wanting to influence government decisions in exchange for settling her personal debt. Her resignation from cabinet and MacLaughlan's acceptance of her resignation severely minimizes that scenario. Say whatever you want, but this is a good move by the Liberal government that wants to appear more transparent. It helps avoid the potential of future issues.

  • Worried now!!!
    May 21, 2015 - 22:54

    Well I hope we here in Summerside don't lose the Department of Education to Charlottetown or Tignish now that there is no one in cabinet to defend it...We should put in our tourism brochures that we are famous for Tina Duffy or Mike Mundy!!Come on PEI, let's do better.....

  • Think About It
    May 21, 2015 - 22:30

    Tina, I am sorry this is happening to you. I'm sure when you submitted your consumer proposal months ago, you thought you were doing right, and things would be ok. Going through divorce, caring for your father and raising three children on your own is admirable especially when you are a lone income household. You are to be commended versus being shamed and punished. Only those who have walked in similar shoes can truly appreciate your circumstances. You will continue to do great things for your constituents. You should be Minister of Status of Women because you know the struggles most women face - you therefore know exactly what is needed! I wish you all the best and you still have my support! Perhaps peoples eyes will be opened as a result of your unfortunate circumstance. You deserve so much more!

    • gussy
      May 23, 2015 - 12:21

      This has absolutely nothing to do with being a single parent or a divorce. Tina is well known in Summerside and her divorce was because of her OWN choosing. Joe Mundy is a great person and it was HER doing............Tony just wanted to stay in the country and he did when he married her........Her circumstances are her own doing and as an adult, she has to resign and her seat and let a representative whom is less politically naïve and has more common sense. She will do absolutely nothing for Summerside where she is now.........resign..........

  • Fed up
    May 21, 2015 - 22:07

    Remember the fuss MacLaughlan and crowd made when one of our PC's had to stop campaigning?!? They kept yapping that the pc's should have investigated him BEFORE he campaigned? Well ...isn't Karma wonderful...Liberals not only let this lady RUN but elected her to Cabinet! Maybe they should have been investigating some of their own?!?

  • Mike
    May 21, 2015 - 21:35

    OK, so from now on no one with financial problems is allowed to work for government or do business with government. (we have eliminated a lot of people).If you are going down this path Wade then walk the walk, otherwise reinstate Ms Mundy to cabinet.She is raising her family by herself and you throw her under the bus because she has had some bad luck., not because she has done anything wrong. She works hard like everyone else. She is the right person to represent women and the inequalities they face because she has faced them up close and personal.Please don't punish her for that. By the way, most of the current members were in charge of government when we ran up hundreds of millions of dollars in debt. They should all resign if you follow this rule. Would this be fair? no.., and it is not fair to Ms Mundy.

    • The Observer from Stratford
      May 22, 2015 - 10:03

      The statement about Caesar's wife seems to apply here. Not only must she be above reproach, she must also be seen as above reproach or suspicion. This is especially important for anyone in a government position of power. Keeping her in cabinet would have been an early blemish on the new government and possibly throw every decision, contract, program etc. into question. That may not be completely fair (it isn't) but that is what would happen.

  • Scrappy
    May 21, 2015 - 21:16

    I Am Sure That There Is More In Government Or Politics That Have A Few Things In The Closet.. Financial Problems Would Be The Tip Of The Iceberg .... Personal Financial Problems Should Not Be An Issue As Long As The Person Can Do The Job .

  • Summerside Resident
    May 21, 2015 - 20:51

    Very sorry for Tina, she is a good person. Now, lets talk about what Ghiz and Wes did with the PNP AND EGAMING. Do the rules not apply to them at the cabinet table. The new Premier had better deal with all issues, call a public inquiry, and let the cards fall where they may. Politics is dirty. The rich continue to protect each other while alot of families struggle

  • islander view
    May 21, 2015 - 20:44

    I do not see why she would not be an able woman in cabinet because she has financial problems at home. I don't think it really is any of our business what her financial situation is. This comes off to me as sexist and trite. Considering what all the legal matters this government is facing. Her struggles I think makes Mundy better suited to understand the normal islanders struggles. Also, there have been people in Parliament with criminal records that got promotions so like I said is there any sexist discrimination with this. I understand she resigned but I doubt it was a choice at all.

      May 22, 2015 - 10:15

      How do you come up with sexist? If you had evidence the Premier would not have acted the same way if this had been a man with financial problems, fine but there is no such evidence. While there may be debate whether she should or should not have resigned, her gender is of no issue here.

  • Jason
    May 21, 2015 - 19:48

    It is important to show Islanders that you did not run for politics because you need the money. Good to see Tina do the right thing. Hopefully she can get her finances back in order and maybe return to cabinet midway through this term before the 2019 election. She would have been a fantastic minister. Was a great Summerside City Councillor!

    • Why?
      May 22, 2015 - 11:21

      Why is it important to show Islanders that you did not run for politics because you need the money? I would far rather see someone run in politics for the money than for the power. Power is what corrupts and we have seen that big time on PEI already. Tina did the right thing by running for politics. If there were "rules", they should have been checked out in advance. Perhaps Wade (the guy who is not running for the money but purely for the power) should resign. He screwed up!

  • It's all the same
    May 21, 2015 - 19:37

    If the liberals did back ground checks they would known this. I figure they knew but kept it quiet trying to avoid any more negativity. I wonder if Ms Mundy would have won this seat if she had of revealed this?? I remember those liberals jumping on everything crying about everything. Quiet now when it's a party member connected to the liberals

    • townie2
      May 22, 2015 - 07:47

      in all fairness, it didn't work for Shawn Driscoll.

  • Chris
    May 21, 2015 - 18:42

    Who is laughing now??? Lantz having candidates sign declarations and disclosures was a big joke for some, especially liberals of course. Wonder who caught this 'bird' ? Wade could have saved himself the embarrassment had he done the same as Lantz. Now he needs to ask this one to resign and give voters a chance to vote with full knowledge of the candidates running.

    • Bob MacDonald
      May 21, 2015 - 22:55

      Seems you are forgetting the conservative Sean Driscoll that was ousted for having a DUI in Alberta. I think both parties are going to have to start doing background checks. http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/Decision-15/2015-04-15/article-4113014/P.E.I.-Progressive-Conservative-candidate-resigns/1

    • david
      May 22, 2015 - 03:17

      The difference here you said yourself is that Lantz had them sign disclosures and make a big deal about the disclosures. Premier MacLaughlan did not have them sign anything but relied on their own honor to disclose their own personal issues. This issue actually says much more about the individual then anything. Mundy should be ashamed of herself for not disclosing this earlier and like Driscoll she should be fired.

    • Hazel
      May 22, 2015 - 10:58

      Someone must have had an in at the Taxation Office the same as someone must have had an in at Police Station regarding Driscoll.

  • Doug
    May 21, 2015 - 18:33

    Not $ 140.000, but still not a bad gig at $ 68.000 plus fringe benefits for a part time job, while staying on with Holland College, who in the name of democracy will bend over backwards to give her time off. The matter of withholding this information until sworn in, is what will stick in peoples' craw, - as well it should, - and so it should in Wade's too. The image in tarnished, Wade, unless you ask her to resign.

  • Troy
    May 21, 2015 - 18:28

    Oh--oooooo She must have thought she died and went to heaven with the prospect of $ 135.000 a year plus perks and entitlements------- Reminded of the old story about a spider and the web," she weave when she first et out to deceive. "

  • Really?
    May 21, 2015 - 18:27

    Tina is a nice person, but she seriously messed this up. Let's call this what it is, she lied to her party and her leader. No doubt they would have asked her if she was under creditor protection. She most likely did this so she could get a raise which is another reason the pay for MLAs and cabinet members needs to be severely slashed. There are plenty of jobs that require licenses in which paperwork must be filed with regulatory agencies. Most of them ask if the applicant is under creditor protection. If caught lying the license is revoked and applicant loses their job. In short anything less than a resignation of her seat makes it look like the Liberals and political class of PEI play by a different set of rules then the rest.

  • Paulene
    May 21, 2015 - 18:24

    Who caught her????????????????

  • Oberst
    May 21, 2015 - 18:22

    Incredible that people who can't manage their own affairs have the gall to step forward and offer to manage 'ours'. Imagine what judgement would be put forward on important provincial issues by such a person? Not only mismanagement of private matters but apparently withholding such vital information without any qualms what so ever. The Premier should hold a by-election and give people a second chance to elect a representative they can respect and trust.

  • Wessell
    May 21, 2015 - 18:12

    The fact that she is in financial trouble is one thing, but to owe property tax and withhold the other information until she has been publicly named to cabinet is quite an other. This mess started before the election. If she had any respect for our democratic system and the voters she should have refrained from seeking public office until her affairs were in order, and she had nothing out standing with the Provincial government. She should resign as an MLA, - or the Premier should demand that she does. Nothing less is a mockery of our system.

  • Sure
    May 21, 2015 - 18:10

    Sure. She offered her resignation. More like MacLauchlan demanded it. He is a tyrant and didn't like the fact that he would be embarrassed publicly. Way to have no spin wadey boy and throw your people under the bus. Cowards like you don't belong in a leadership position. You proved that more than once at UPEI.

  • Armand
    May 21, 2015 - 18:05

    The Premier better check the rules, I do not believe you are eligible to run for office, if you owe property taxes. No wonder this woman wanted to get into politics so badly that she ran for every office coming up. No matter- the Premier must ask for her resignation, - being sworn in withholding this information and not making full disclosure is tainting the Premier and his government and smacks of Ghiz's tenure.

  • Voter
    May 21, 2015 - 17:55

    This is unacceptable, - first of all running under false pretences, and then being sworn in as Minister of Education without blinking an eye---- Premier, you need to ask for her resignation from your caucus, - no less, or your words of transparency etc. are meaningless and your credibility shot.

  • Izzy
    May 21, 2015 - 17:18

    Bit of a joke here. Doesn't do much to inspire confidence in government.

  • so sad
    May 21, 2015 - 16:58

    Come on liberals are you all hiding.Make her finance minister.

  • Summerside voter
    May 21, 2015 - 16:57

    I don't wish Ms Mundy anything negative, but as a Development Officer for Holland College her salary would be mid five figures. Many families with TWO incomes struggle to get by on less than that. Tina herself admits that this problem was present before she ran for this election (The premier himself states she has more than one outstanding debt, including property taxes). I wouldn't have voted her had I known this: if she can't manage her own finances and life properly, how can she she manage the affairs of the province? Sorry, Ms Mundy: you sold your constituents a false bill of goods and I want my vote back.

    • News Flash to Summerside Voter
      May 22, 2015 - 07:59

      Every home owner in PEI pays property tax. News Flash - a good many probably do not have them paid in full. What is your point? Also I doubt very much if you voted for her in the first place so save your platitudes about wanting your vote back.

  • Island Voter
    May 21, 2015 - 16:26

    Thankfully she wasn't made finance minister.

    • What's your point.
      May 21, 2015 - 16:52

      It doesn't matter what portfolio it is - the same rules apply to all Of is it a lame attempt at humor.

    • I.B Notshocked
      May 21, 2015 - 19:53

      She'd still be better then Sheridan !!!

  • nancy stewart
    May 21, 2015 - 16:17

    Tina won't be the first of last with financial trouble I applaud her for revealing her personal affairs but I don't think this should have her step down from her position, a lot of people have debt. I really feel she deserves to be in this position. I myself was a single parent and now all to well how hard it is to raise children in this demanding World.

    • Think again
      May 21, 2015 - 19:29

      It doesn't sound like she disclosed anything. He 'became aware of the situation'. I suspect someone in finance / taxation brought it to light.