By James Ferguson
Feb. 24, 2015
Like his late father, Harry, Wade MacLauchlan says it’s a great day to be Liberal.
Speaking to a crowd of Liberal supporters at the Delta on Feb. 21, the newly nominated leader said he was tired of petty politics being constantly used to define the Island’s government. He said he has three priorities.
“Prosperity, people and engagement. Culture is our leading feature of the province, so we should go out of our way to preserve it. “
The Island’s people are the greatest, so everyone should put great value in the people’s health and education, he said.
“The province is our home. We should respect and cherish what we have.”
MacLauchlan said the government should take special pride in the environment.
“It’s going to take a long time to make our environment perfect again but making renewable energy is a good step in taking care in the rising hazard of climate change.”
MacLauchlan thanked everyone for the outpouring support from his family, fans, and even the late “Stompin’” Tom Connors.
“Stompin” Tom tells us to ‘tune the attitude in.’ so let’s leave here, saying, ‘We have to get at it to get it to happen.’”
Ewan Clark, the president of the Liberal Party of P.E.I., said it’s obvious how dedicated MacLauchlan is with making a better P.E.I.
“It’s a great day to be Liberal. The party supporters made a great choice when asking for Wade to become the premier. I feel the future looks great for the Island with Wade taking charge for the Island’s interests.”
UPDATE: on Feb. 26, a local man from Hunter River who had possession of weapons and drugs threatened MacLauchlan’s life on the Internet. The man was asking for money and sent death threats to MacLauchlan. The man was later arrested and charged.