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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — He is a former Progressive Conservative strategist, a storyteller and creator.
In 2019, Dennis King received the PC management and led the get together to a minority within the legislature later that yr.
He has led the province throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and thru the aftermath of post-tropical storm Fiona.
We requested him 20 questions.
That is the third half in a four-part sequence as we requested the leaders of the Progressive Conservatives, Greens, Liberals and NDP the identical 20 questions.
Responses might have been edited for size and readability.
1. What’s your full identify?
Michael Dennis King
2. The place had been you born and the place do you reside right this moment?
Born in Georgetown Royalty, P.E.I., and dwell in Brookfield, P.E.I.
3. What’s one factor you want to individuals to find out about you?
I like to start out my day with a espresso and sing loudly within the automotive on my option to work.
4. What would individuals be stunned to study you?
I ran and accomplished a marathon in Lausanne, Switzerland.
5. What’s the hardest factor you’ve ever performed?
Being premier is the toughest job I’ve ever had. Closing down P.E.I. at first of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020 was the toughest, and scariest, factor I’ve ever performed.
6. Are you able to describe one expertise that modified your life?
Kings fifth byelection in 1988. John Walsh Sr. was a candidate and a fantastic buddy of my father. However, my Dad wouldn’t vote for him as a result of he was “on the opposite aspect” of politics. It was then I spotted that hyper-partisanship made little sense to me, and I’ve labored onerous to vary it ever since.
7. What’s your biggest indulgence?
Rewatching episodes of “Seinfield” as usually as I can.
8. What’s your favorite e book?
“The Catcher within the Rye” by J.D. Salinger.
9. What’s your favorite film?
It’s a tie between “Subject of Goals” and “The Shawshank Redemption.”
10. What music do you wish to hearken to?
11. What’s your biggest concern?
12. What’s your biggest pleasure?
Being with household surrounded by laughs and love.
13. What’s your most treasured possession?
I’ve an autographed jersey from Man Lafleur hanging in my workplace that I treasure.
14. What’s the very best recommendation you bought from a guardian or mentor?
My mother all the time mentioned “simply be your self … who else might you be?!”
15. What would you say is your highest quality, and what would you say is your worst high quality?
My greatest qualities can be that I’m form and optimistic. My worst high quality is that I’m very impatient.
16. What’s your precedence (private or political) for the yr forward?
Personally, I wish to deal with my private well being and wellbeing. Professionally I would love a full yr with out some disaster to cope with!
17. What motion (private or political) taken in 2022 are you most happy with?
Politically, lastly lifting the ban of P.E.I. potatoes to the U.S. was one thing we labored very onerous for. Personally, I used to be awarded the Clean50 Award for contributing to constructing a clear financial system in our nation.
18. What’s Prince Edward Island’s largest problem?
The supply of constant high quality well being look after all Islanders.
19. Can we repair it?
Completely. We have to proceed to be artistic, progressive and open to new concepts. And to by no means cease specializing in the affected person.
20. Which three individuals would be part of you on your dream ceremonial dinner?
My late father, Lionel King, together with Winston Churchill and John F. Kennedy.