High­lights from the 2017 speech from the throne in­clude:

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Pri­mary in­dus­tries:

- De­velop a food clus­ter to un­der­line P.E.I. as Canada’s Food Is­land

- In­vest in new prod­uct de­vel­op­ment and ex­port for agri­cul­ture and fisheries

- Ex­tend tourism mar­ket­ing to key lo­ca­tions in U.S., Europe and Asia

Health:

- Sui­cide preven­tion strat­egy, de­vel­oped by CMHA

- Chil­dren’s well­be­ing re­port later this year

- De­velop leg­is­la­tion for le­gal mar­i­juana

Ed­u­ca­tion:

- Re­view stu­dent as­sess­ments

- Strengthen col­lab­o­ra­tion with ed­u­ca­tion ad­vi­sory coun­cils

- Im­ple­ment rec­om­men­da­tions of Child Pro­tec­tion Act re­view

Cul­ture:

- Five-year plan for cul­ture and cre­ative in­dus­tries

- New cre­ative in­dus­try mar­ket de­vel­op­ment pro­gram to grow sec­tor

In­fra­struc­ture:

- Cap­i­tal bud­get with ex­ten­sive spend­ing in in­fra­struc­ture re­newal across P.E.I.

- New high-speed in­ter­net fi­bre net­work

- New hous­ing strat­egy over the next year, start­ing with hous­ing sup­ply task force

En­vi­ron­ment:

- Car­bon pric­ing ap­proach, de­tails to be an­nounced later

- Car­bon mit­i­ga­tion strat­egy and car­bon adap­ta­tion plan, com­ing early 2018

- Di­rect sup­ports to en­cour­age Is­lan­ders to shift to elec­tric­ity con­sump­tion

Pop­u­la­tion:

- Fur­ther steps to max­i­mize re­ten­tion rates for new im­mi­grants

- Se­niors pro­gram to fund prac­ti­cal ser­vices like snow re­moval, house­keep­ing

- Poverty re­duc­tion strat­egy in 2018, start­ing with new ad­vi­sory coun­cil

Trans­parency:

- Re-ta­ble lob­by­ist reg­istry bill and whistle­blower leg­is­la­tion

- New man­date let­ters for cab­i­net min­is­ters

- Re­view and up­date Free­dom of In­for­ma­tion and Pro­tec­tion of Pri­vacy Act

- “Pow­er­ful” new open data plat­form

Elec­toral re­form:

- Ref­er­en­dum leg­is­la­tion to hold new vote on elec­toral re­form

- Cre­ate map show­ing how mixed-mem­ber pro­por­tional rep­re­sen­ta­tion looks ge­o­graph­i­cally

- Dis­cus­sion doc­u­ment on po­lit­i­cal do­na­tion re­form

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