Editor: According to the 2011 figures provided by MP Gail Shea and the federal finance department, the P.E.I. government collected about $548,000 from seniors on P.E.I. who make less than $20,000 a year.
The seniors in this bracket (about 9,700) have to pay the P.E.I. government anywhere from $500 to $800 each year because of the low exemption given to Island seniors.
Mr. Sheridan says no additional exemptions will be given to Islanders for a few years. I think Mr. Sheridan should be given only $20,000 a year to live on and see what his reactions will be when Revenue Canada says he has to pay an additional $600 because P.E.I. needs the money.
The Island Conservatives should make this an election issue, to correct this injustice.
I certainly will change my vote.