At least there’s one victory for the Liberals…

….as PEI can welcome another Grit government for 4 more years!

Congrats!

And, as a sidebar, the Cons kept true to form in using personal attacks during the campaign to try to gain political advantage.

The premier used most of his victory speech to condemn the personal attacks he says he suffered at the hands of Progressive Conservative Leader Olive Crane.

“To my family — my mother, my in-laws — you didn’t sign onto this. I apologize that you had to go through some difficult times,” he said.

“But, remember this, Islanders sent a clear message that the Liberal Party of Prince Edward Island is the honest and forthright party and thank you to Islanders for delivering a clear message.”

Crane and others accused Ghiz’s friends and family of benefiting from the controversial Provincial Nominee Program.

Midway through the campaign three former provincial government workers came forward with accusations of government officials accepting bribes from potential immigrants.

They passed the allegations on to federal Immigration Minister Jason Kenney, who referred them to the RCMP and Canadian Border Services.

Ghiz’s mom, Rose Ellen, has been in politics her whole life, and she says she’s never seen anything like it.

“This was probably the dirtiest campaign. I have no problem attacking someone on policy. It doesn’t both me one bit,” she said. “But when you get personal and, when the personals are lies, that is what really is upsetting.

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