As we close in on Election Day, we find our newspapers full of Liberal and Conservative ads. Our premier stated on the radio that PNP is in the past, so forget about it, yet all of his ads proclaim the wonderful things the Liberals have accomplished. He cannot have it both ways.
What should Islanders think about before voting - introducing the HST, cutting down old growth forest in the Bonshaw area for an unwanted highway, adding over $1 billion to our debt, patronage appointments and broken promises. Where is our new Environmental Ombudsman as promised in 2007? Where are the predictable and stable increases to municipal equalization? Where is the balanced budget?
The Conservatives have nothing to gloat about as they had Polar Foods, made millionaires out of friends who started golf courses and they were ripe with patronage.
Which party will decrease the HST? The Liberals have indexed every tax and service that we pay for. Which party will index personal income tax to give us a long overdue break? Which party will actually bring in a true energy accord, not like the one we are saddled with at present that guarantees Maritime Electric shareholders receive 9.75 per cent dividends?
I live in District 23 which has experienced many setbacks. We lost a unique fall flavour event Appelicious; the apple industry is destined to become a major producer on P.E.I. We lost our hospital but are promised a new manor as compensation. Tyne Valley has usually had two doctors but now we are being promised a nurse practitioner.
Same old rhetoric from the same old parties. Other parties deserve a chance. Should they not represent you properly, you can fire them in four years.
Gary A.O. MacKay,