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Should Lawrence MacAulay run in the next federal election?
Yes 69%  69%  [ 20 ]
No 31%  31%  [ 9 ]
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 Post subject: Lawrence MacAulay
PostPosted: March 20th, 2014, 1:23 pm 
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Mr. MacAulay has been MP for Cardigan for over 25 years.

What will be his legacy for the riding?


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 Post subject: Re: Lawrence MacAulay
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Lawrence has worked hard and accomplished many things for his riding and PEI. He is very involved with the folks down east and genuinely cares! More than I can say for a lot. Also, he seems to extremely enjoy his work each and every day. So I say keeper going Lawrence!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Lawrence MacAulay
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I'd say keeping the ferry going will be his legacy.


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 Post subject: Re: Lawrence MacAulay
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Not very often we get a person who is as visible and vocal as he has been.
Think they would have a rough time to find anyone who is willing to do what he has done.
There are too many Mike Duffy`s waiting by the trough :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: Lawrence MacAulay
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One of the few politicians left who places a higher priority on working for his/her constituents than lining his/her pockets or inflating his/her sense of self-worth.


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 Post subject: Re: Lawrence MacAulay
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Mater wrote:
Lawrence has worked hard and accomplished many things for his riding and PEI. He is very involved with the folks down east and genuinely cares! More than I can say for a lot. Also, he seems to extremely enjoy his work each and every day. So I say keeper going Lawrence!!!!



I agree that Lawrence is very visible in the community, is personable and easily approachable. He must like his job if he wants to commit to another term at his age.

Could you please elaborate (give specifics) on your comment "accomplished many things for his riding"

Im not doubting you, I just wonder just what has Lawrence done for Cardigan.


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 Post subject: Re: Lawrence MacAulay
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craiger wrote:
I'd say keeping the ferry going will be his legacy.


Yeah, he sure does beat that drum every few years when the ferry contract is up for renewal. Its great we have a vocal advocate in Parliament for the ferry, bc losing it would be a serious blow to eastern PEI.

There must be more, though...

If all he's accomplished is to keep the ferry going, then he is a pretty highly-paid single-issue lobbyist.

Going to every wake/funeral/event in Kings' County may earn him votes, and the favour of constituents, but Im wondering what of substance has he done for the riding?


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Hasn't he been a strong advocate of the issues affecting the fisheries, an important segment of the economy of not only his own riding but all of PEI?


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 Post subject: Re: Lawrence MacAulay
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Mr. MacAulay has been MP for Cardigan for over 25 years.

What will be his legacy for the riding?

:lol: I've come to think of Laurence as the 'Assistant Whiner' - second-in-command to Wayne, the 'Whiner-in-Chief'.

Every time the Conservatives attempt to cut back on one of the taxpayer-funded 'programs' that enable many Islanders to rely on the government dependency trough instead of 'getting ahead' on their own initiative - something that they could be proud of - both of them whine like...... well, like liberals. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Lawrence MacAulay
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Darn those pesky social programs that have helped make Canada consistently place near or at the top of most rankings used to compare countries ... health, happiness, wealth, opportunity, life expectancy, economy, etc.


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 Post subject: Re: Lawrence MacAulay
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I've come to think of some people on this forum to be supreme whiner in chief every time a government related story pops up.
How dare they make sure their constituents have healthcare and food.

I would say that Lawrence has been as influential in the growth of Holland College on PEI as he was with the Ferry.


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 Post subject: Re: Lawrence MacAulay
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Raiders wrote:
I would say that Lawrence has been as influential in the growth of Holland College on PEI as he was with the Ferry.


I thought his brother Alex had more to do with that.


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He's probably been as effective as any MP could be in the last 25 years.

No one MP has much to contribute to our society anymore thanks to the way the PMO has been restructured over the past 3 decades.


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 Post subject: Re: Lawrence MacAulay
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alandla wrote:
Raiders wrote:
I would say that Lawrence has been as influential in the growth of Holland College on PEI as he was with the Ferry.


I thought his brother Alex had more to do with that.


Alex would never have been able to accomplish what he did had it not been for Lawrence's input but he certainly played a big roll as president of the college.


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 Post subject: Re: Lawrence MacAulay
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I am thinking has he done more than any of the other MP's in the province?
He would have more years in to get more stuff for his area to be linked back to him.
Then to be kept getting re-elected he must be doing something to connect to his voters to keep voting him back in.


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 Post subject: Re: Lawrence MacAulay
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LostSole wrote:
I am thinking has he done more than any of the other MP's in the province?
He would have more years in to get more stuff for his area to be linked back to him.
Then to be kept getting re-elected he must be doing something to connect to his voters to keep voting him back in.


A lot of what these guys do will never been seen by the general public in the form of great big community projects.
When Shawn Murphy was in office I voted for him because he and his office helped us out with some immigration issues. There are a lot of functions these guys perform and some do it better than others.


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 Post subject: Re: Lawrence MacAulay
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Raiders wrote:
LostSole wrote:
I am thinking has he done more than any of the other MP's in the province?
He would have more years in to get more stuff for his area to be linked back to him.
Then to be kept getting re-elected he must be doing something to connect to his voters to keep voting him back in.


A lot of what these guys do will never been seen by the general public in the form of great big community projects.
When Shawn Murphy was in office I voted for him because he and his office helped us out with some immigration issues. There are a lot of functions these guys perform and some do it better than others.


I am thinking this too.They can be a go between and cut out a lot of head aches with red tape with government.


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 Post subject: Re: Lawrence MacAulay
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I think Lawrence was instrumental in getting Greenwich recognized as a National Park. It is a very unique ecosystem.


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