QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL
Opposition Health Critic James Aylward says government has failed to meet the deadline for eliminating parking fees at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown.
Aylward notes all MLAs, including Premier Wade MacLauchlan, agreed to a deadline of Feb. 1 for government to respond to the Opposition’s motion for government to consider extending the grace period.
The Conservative MLAs suggested doubling the current 30 minutes of no-fee parking to a full hour, while continuing to push for the full elimination of the fees.
“Parking fees at the QEH impact a lot of Islanders every day who use the hospital for services and to visit loved ones,’’ Aylward said in a statement.
“Our PC caucus put forward this motion which generated great debate and was passed unanimously by the legislative assembly.’’
“Perhaps in his haste to head to India the premier left a number of files unresolved on his desk,” Aylward added as an apparent parting shot.