P.E.I.’s new Progressive Conservative minority government says it wants to introduce a new social assistance pilot program within the next six months.

Among the many priorities outlined’s in Friday’s Throne Speech was a commitment to implement a Secure Income Program Pilot.

“It’s to provide a basic level of income, if you like, that will be means-tested. But to provide for the essential needs of Islanders right across the board,” said Minister of Social Development and Housing Ernie Hudson.