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Robert Ghiz's Time As P.E.I. Premier: 5 Key Things To Know

02/20/2015 04:00 EST | Updated 04/21/2015 05:59 EDT
CHARLOTTETOWN - Here are five things to know about Robert Ghiz's time as premier of Prince Edward Island:

1. Led his Liberal party to a majority government in 2007, winning 23 of 27 seats. His government was re-elected four years later with 22 seats.

2. Introduced full-day kindergarten in 2011.

3. Served at a time when agriculture and fisheries exports grew.

4. His government was dogged by allegations of fraud and bribery involving an immigrant investor program. The RCMP investigated and no charges were laid.

5. Oversaw yearlong celebrations last year to mark the 150th anniversary of the meeting of the Fathers of Confederation in Charlottetown.

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