Few inspections lead to charges

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Gary Linkletter, chairman of the P.E.I. Potato Board

Editor: In a news release, Gary Linkletter, chairman of the P.E.I. Potato Board brags about the improved environmental planning by farmers under the most stringent legislation in Canada. If I were Mr. Linkletter, I would keep quiet about this sensitive subject because the record of potato farmers is so bad, it has nowhere to go but up.

I’ve lost count of the number of major fish kills and polluted wells caused by farmers in recent years. The so-called stringent legislation isn’t operational because few if any provincial inspections lead to charges in court due to faulty legislation. Placing large ads in The Guardian patting themselves on the back on their great efforts just doesn’t square with the facts and which the public doesn’t believe.

David Steeves,

Charlottetown

Organizations: P.E.I. Potato Board

Geographic location: Canada, Charlottetown

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