Second volume of Minding the House on its way to Ottawa

Story and photos by Jim Brown

Marion Murphy had something important to drop off at Malpeque MP Wayne Easter’s Hunter River office on May 24.

It was the Second Volume of Minding the House, a Biographical Guide to Prince Edward Island MLAs (1993-2017). The book contains biographical information on all current members, including the recently elected Green Party MLA Hannah Bell. It picks up right where Volume 1 of the book ended (1873-1993). The book will also be delivered to libraries, government offices and schools across PEI and is available for sale at $20. Murphy, a former PEI MLA and one of several Islanders responsible for the book’s printing, asked Easter and his staff to make sure copies got to Island MPs and Senators in Ottawa.

On May 16, the second volume of “Minding the House” was launched by Francis (Buck) Watts, speaker of the Legislative Assembly of P.E.I., and George Webster, chairman of the Association of Former Members of the Legislative Assembly of P.E.I.

Watts stated, “This publication and biographical guide of members past (1993-2017) compliments the previous one that was published in 2002, ‘Minding the House, A Biographical Guide to Prince Edward Island Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs),1873-1993.’ The original publication was a project supported by the Association of Former Members of the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island and co-published by Acorn Press, a local Island company.”
The publication serves as a reference guide and a tangible reminder of the service of those elected Island leaders who achieved the right to sit in the Legislative Assembly.

For more information on the publication or to purchase “Minding the House, A Biographical Guide to Prince Edward Island MLAs (Volume II) 1993-2017,” contact the Office of the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly at (902) 368-4310. Purchase price is $20 including taxes.

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