Too much government?

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Editor: Sometimes people say there’s too much government on Prince Edward Island. Well, tell that to the residents of DeSable and Hampton.

They know somebody is buying up hundreds of acres for a big development, but nobody will tell them what it is. Even their local MLA says she can’t talk. She can’t break the developer’s trust.

Wait a minute! What about the trust the voters placed in the MLA when they gave her their votes?

Living in an unincorporated region is all well and good so long as your neighbours are sensible. By times, however, they do something unexpected, like sell out to a mystery land developer.

When that happens, you’re on your own. There’s no local government for protection. Not even your local MLA will tell you what’s going on.

Aubrey Bell,

New London

Organizations: New London

Geographic location: Prince Edward Island, DeSable

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