Editor: I take strong exception to the threat made by Robert Irving during his presentation to the committees of land use. He suggested if I heard him right that if the government didn’t lift the moratorium on deep water wells that the jobs at Cavendish Farms could be in jeopardy. Well, Mr. Irving, I don’t plan to sell my grandchildren’s future for 30 pieces of silver.
I suggest if you don’t like the way things are on P.E.I. you should simply go back to New Brunswick from whence you came and take with you your buddy MacPherson. Oh and don’t bother with any of the assets of Cavendish Farms as they do not belong to the Irvings. In my mind they belong to the taxpayers of P.E.I.
The bulk of these assets were obtained through government grants, forgivable loans, interest-free loans and other incentives handed out by the government of P.E.I. and as such they are the property of the taxpayers of P.E.I. The Irving Group merely manages. I’m sure there are others who would be willing to manage this operation.