Government doing as it pleases

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This Liberal government seems to have a problem with understanding the principles of a democracy. A democratic government is one in which the supreme power is  vested in the people and exercised by them directly or, indirectly, by elected representatives.

Premier Ghiz's government has repeatedly ignored the concerns and wishes of the people of Prince Edward Island. Plan B, introduction of HST, and cuts to health care are only three of the most recent examples of their disrespect for Island voters.

Along with their obvious arrogance at ignoring Islanders' concerns, the Ghiz government has the gall to further insult us by misusing more of our tax dollars to launch a media campaign to justify their stance on HST and Plan B.

The fact that the majority of Islanders have voiced legitimate opposition to Plan B, HST and other Liberal initiatives seems to hold very little weight. One would think that this government no longer needs supporters and has no interest in being re-elected. If that is the case, Islanders beware, as this government will close out its term of office doing as it pleases, helping its friends, and with little regard for the people who elected it.

Judy Barrett,


Geographic location: Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown

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  • well said
    October 09, 2012 - 22:08

    Thank you for telling it how it is - it seems like at federal and provincial level, government is telling us what's going to happen, whether we agree or not (eg Harper's omnibus budget bill). Time for all of us to make a stand and say "enough is enough" - they were voted in by us to make GOOD decisions on out behalf, not run roughshod over us. Check the definition of "fiduciary duty" and let's try to figure out a way to make them act on the people's behalf, not just line their pockets and the pockets of their buddies.