Editor: Our young ex-finance minister, Wes Sheridan, is gone. He quietly resigned this week and walked away.
However, before leaving he said the following, “I want to help my replacement Liberal candidate win the election, but I don’t want to do it while still on the taxpayers’ dime.”
How thoughtful is this guy? His achievements over his term in office will cement his place in history for all time. We Islanders will long into the future remember his financial feats and accomplishments. How he proudly introduced us to the Harmonized Sale Tax and left us with the largest debt in the Island’s history.
It is not enough to just say goodbye to Wes, I think we owe him much more. I propose we Islanders ask the new leader to not pay him the usual severance and pension. He deserves much more than a petty severance package and a meager pension.
I suggest in lieu of the above, we gift Wes with a large block of our Island shares in the amazing Geo Sweep — a genuine reward indeed.
F. Ben Rodgers,