Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island (PEI) is a Canadian province consisting of several smaller islands, and is one of the three Maritime Canadian provinces. It is the smallest of the provinces, in both land area and by population. As of 2016, the population on the islands was just under 143,000 inhabitants.  PEI consists of the major island, and 231 minor islands which comprise the entire land area. Confederate of Canada.

The province’s economy is driven by the farming industry, and it produces ¼ of Canada’s potato crop. Small scale agriculture, seasonal fishing, and the tourism industry, are the leading drivers of the province’s economy. The island’s economy has grown recently with developments in fields of aerospace, ICT, renewable energies, and bioscience. Shellfish harvesting and lobstering, are what coastal communities mainly rely on for economic development.

Like other Canadian provinces, PEI has several national parks and protected areas. Prince Edward Island National Park, Province House, Fort Amherst, and Ardgowan, are among the protected sites in the province. Provincial parks including Cedar Dunes Provincial Park, Cabot Beach Provincial Park, King Castle Provincial Park, Brudenell River Provincial Park, and Red Point Provincial Park, are also major tourist-attractions on PEI.

Provincial  Government of Prince Edward Island

The provincial government is responsible for education, healthcare, development, social services, and legislation of laws in the province. Most responsibilities are carried out in the provincial capital city of Charlottetown. PEI is governed by a parliamentary government, with its sovereign being Queen Elizabeth II. The lieutenant governor who serves as the Queen’s representative is currently Antoinette Perry.

Prince Edward Island has a Legislative Assembly consisting of 27 members.  Each member is elected by a simple majority in his or her electoral district.  Elections happen every four years, and the party that wins the majority of seats in the Legislative Assembly has its leader chosen as the premier.  Additionally, The Mi'kmaq Confederacy of PEI is the tribal council and provincial-territorial organization in the province that represents both the Lennox Island and Abegweit First Nations.

Legislation, labor laws, healthcare, gaming and regulatory laws, and news which affects PEI, and neighboring provinces, are covered by the National Law Review. Visitors will frequently find updated stories, news, legislation, and administrative policies, which affect the province, the country of Canada, as well as international relations worldwide, on the National Law Review.  


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