Sidney MacEwen to seek re-election in Morell - Donagh

St. Peter’s Harbour, PE - Morell-Donagh MLA and Government House Leader Sidney MacEwen today announced that he is seeking re-election for District 7, Morell-Donagh, in the next provincial election.

“We’ve been able to accomplish good things for the people of our district and PEI broadly over the past few years and I want to be part of a new Dennis King PC government to accomplish even more for our district,” says MacEwen. "I have been proud to contribute to a more collaborative and productive Legislature during my elected time".

Achievements highlighted by MacEwen include improved safety around local schools, financial assistance to help offset the cost of living increases, funding and wage increases for the early childhood sector, improved access to high speed Internet for residents and businesses, opening of the new UPEI Climate School in St, Peter’s, new local affordable housing developments, launch of the Toonie Transit service, as well as record investment in roads and bridges.

First elected in 2015 and re-elected in 2019, MacEwen has sat on multiple legislative committees including the Special Committee on Poverty in PEI; the Special Committee on Climate Change; the Special Committee on Democratic Renewal; and the Special Committee on Government Records Retention. Currently he sits as a member of the Standing Committees on Health and Social Development; Public Accounts; Rules, Regulations, Private Bills and Privileges; and Legislative Management.

MacEwen holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from Dalhousie University and has fished lobster and tuna out of Red Head Harbour since 2005. MacEwen sits on the executives of the North Side Communities Initiative, the Morell and Area Development Corporation, the St. Peter's Harbour Lighthouse Society and has been an avid volunteer in minor hockey and baseball.

Premier Dennis King has successfully led PEI through a difficult time in PEI's history. The Premier has helped create real reforms to the Legislature and has governed with a more collaborative approach. As the Government House Leader, I am pleased to have helped improve the Legislature environment. I think that Islanders appreciate that approach and I would be honoured to help build on that work as part of a new Dennis King PC government,” says MacEwen.

Sidney has three children and lives in St. Peter’s Harbour.