Editor: Your editorial in today’s Guardian (“Ominous signs for spud future?”) talks about the recent closure of the McCain plant in Borden-Carleton and the deep-water well issue still in the forefront.
You close with the paragraph “Islanders should be prepared for serious economic repercussions if Cavendish follows McCain’s down the road because it can be assured of better potatoes and make more money elsewhere. It’s not a threat, it’s a fact.”
I think most people would agree with the statement that no matter what P.E.I. does, if the Irvings can get the same quality potato for a penny less elsewhere, they’ll ride off into the sunset without a care for who they leave behind.
Perhaps a future editorial will address this question: deep-water wells — at what cost?