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P.E.I. premier promises wireless Internet for all schools in five years

11/12/2014 03:47 EST | Updated 01/12/2015 05:59 EST
CHARLOTTETOWN - Premier Robert Ghiz of Prince Edward Island is promising stronger water laws, a cultural development plan and wireless Internet to be installed in all schools in a throne speech delivered Wednesday to open the fall legislative session.

Ghiz says his Liberal government will focus on several issues including education, the environment and the economy in this upcoming session.

He says one of his government's initiatives is a plan to have wireless Internet access installed in every one of the province's schools over the next five years.

The government is also committing to develop a 10-year cultural development strategy, legislation that would better protect the province's water resources and amendments that would grant municipalities the authority to enforce bylaws governing the use of cosmetic pesticides.

Ghiz's majority Liberal government has been in power since 2007 and it was re-elected in 2011.