- June 22, 2014 - 22:24
The total population of PEI renders it the 32nd largest city' It is a province run a small cadre of political elite families whose sole focus is to improve their personal lot. As such, nepotism runs rife, and family members, personal friends, etc. profit enormously from high-paying patronage appointments such as IRAC. Islanders wanting to work are required to move East, and are being replaced preferentially by fee-paying Chinese immigrants. We appear incapable of providing effective accounting to determine where the money has gone/is going, and my concern is that we are selling our Island's future to uncontrolled Chinese migration.
- June 22, 2014 - 00:03
It's very simple - as stated in one of th comments below. The elites, the Brighton Four Hundred (even though not all are from Brighton) or whatever you want to call them don't want change. With change they lose control and their ability to call all the shots on PEI and to decide who gets the goodies and who gets the dross. 'Twas ever so on PEI, why do you think most Islanders actually live off-island? Not a chance they can succeed on PEI without, being politically connected, kissing someone's arse or paying someon off.
- June 21, 2014 - 17:20
Really enjoyed the comment about the Bridge. Hilarious. Unwarranted hysteria at the time. Try taking it away now and the cries would echo up and down the Strait.
- How It Is
- June 21, 2014 - 13:13
Islanders are proud of the Island and want to protect it. Nothing wrong with that. It's rather vulnerable to greed and exploitation.
- June 23, 2014 - 09:11
I challenge the notion that it is pride. In my opinion it's a complete unwillingness to open your mind and think outside of the box. Maybe just MAYBE, the way things are being done is not the BEST way. Most Islanders would much rather complain about inefficiencies and poor leadership, than to step up and effect change themselves.
- June 21, 2014 - 12:21
Duh - Opinion pieces are not paid for by the Guardian; try one and see, if you have any opinions.
- June 22, 2014 - 03:29
DUH....Holman gets paid for his piece.
- June 21, 2014 - 09:24
Very thought provoking....having lived in other places from big to small, I have noticed that it is the fear of losing the power , from those who hold all the cards , in small areas that makes change move so slowly. Appreciate your insight....
- June 21, 2014 - 08:03
And who paid you to write that?
- June 21, 2014 - 08:25
Um... The Guardian did. That's kinda how journalism works...
- June 21, 2014 - 12:27
@Adolphus, What's your point?
- enough already
- June 21, 2014 - 07:43
That is a unique combination , pro abortion and pro Irving in one article . We a now backwards because we don't want to take a chance of losing our most precious resource? All the studies in the world can not 100% insure our water safety and with this water source only 100% security is adequate . There is no going back on water.