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Minimum wage to be increased
minimum wage increase
The new minimum wage rates are in line with those of the other Atlantic provinces.

The minimum wage in Prince Edward Island will be increased to $10.20 an hour as of June 1 and to $10.35 an hour as of October 1.

Nominate an Islander for an Environmental Award
PEI landscape
The Prince Edward Island Environmental Awards will be presented at a special ceremony in June.

The public is encouraged to nominate someone who is making a difference to Prince Edward Island's environment. May 1 is the nomination deadline.

Queens Counsel appointments
(L-R): Environment, Labour and Justice Minister Janice Shery; Nancy E. Birt, Q.C.; Murray L. Murphy, Q.C.; Loretta Coady MacAulay, Q.C.; and Lieutenant-Governor Frank Lewis.

Three distinguished Island lawyers have been appointed as Queens Counsel in recognition of high standards of professionalism and integrity.

Impaired driving convictions decrease for third consecutive year
Impaired Driving
Combating impaired driving has been a priority of government with a series of measures brought in including tougher penalties, increased enforcement and more public education.

Just-released statistics show that the number of convictions for impaired driving decreased for the third-straight year in 2013, dropping by more than nine percent over the previous year.

Supporting victims of crime
(L-R) Environment, Labour and Justice Minister Janice Sherry and Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe M.P. Robert Goguen, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice.

New funding of over $1 million will help support victims of crime on Prince Edward Island.

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