Editor: The Irvings are clearly trying to bully Islanders on deep-water wells . . . time for them to move on. Theyâ€™ve made hundreds of millions of dollars off our tortured soil, while Islanders suffer from the highest levels of cancer in Canada and rates of asthma in Canadian and U.S. children. Our health-care system has paid the bills while they continue to gobble up more and more ownership and control of our lands â€” now that the P.E.I. Potato Board has recently and successfully helped them hack up our Lands Protection Act.
And now they are threatening us to bow down to their demands for more deep-water wells to support their increased holdings and control of farm acreage or they will leave the Island. I see a far better vision for P.E.I. without the presence of their relentless and enormous greed on our small Island, which has seen more than 50 fish kills since Cavendish Farms opened. We need a new vision for the Island. The Irvings and more deep-water wells, and tons more pesticides poisoning our air and entering our lungs are not it.