September 7, 2022 – CBC PEI: A legislative committee has been given a look at PEI’s updated population action plan, which estimates the province could be home to 201,000 people by 2035. Kal Whitnell, executive director of economic and population growth for the province, was one of two officials who presented it to the Standing Committee on Education and Economic Growth.
He said much preparation lies ahead as Prince Edward Island eyes that population benchmark 13 years down the road.
“What does that mean from a housing perspective? Transportation perspective? In terms of those services, whether it’s healthcare, schooling, teachers, workforce — [there are] lots of elements and factors we have to take a look at.”
Officials have been working on the plan since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, to have it ready in time for the current five-year plan’s expiration date at the end of 2023.
Read the full CBC PEI story by Mikee Mutuc here