I beg to differ with your August 15 editorial criticizing the NDP’s efforts to bring attention to the lack of action from our government to the annual fish kills on P.E.I. Using comedy to highlight the ridiculous comments and general inaction of our elected officials about a very serious problem is both creative and innovative.
A little cheekiness goes a long way; and we need new ways to get action from a government whose inaction is legendary. This government doesn’t need another opportunity to drag its feet for yet another year. Yes, the NDP’s strategy was a cheap (inexpensive) way to get the message across and let Islanders know about a petition they can sign to pressure government to take action and implement recommendations that are more than six years old.
The only sideshow from my vantage point is the ongoing “hope,” also known as procrastination, that these kills will go away without making changes recommended by the very people whose expert opinion the government sought and has so far ignored.