I give an A to Plan B

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Sure looks like Plan B is to be. The environmental approval is in, the contracts have been let and the last of the property has been expropriated.

Now it is time to move on. Just like the bridge, which was going to harm the environment, end the lobster fishery and allow criminals ‘from away' to rape and pillage our Island. We have just celebrated its anniversary, pretty much no worse for wear and better off for it.

The Bonshaw highway improvement one day will be that, too. There likely has never been a project that hasn't had its detractors. Remember the first roundabouts? We regularly drive from Stratford to Toronto and, in my view, the worst part of that whole trip is the Borden to the perimeter highway section. Anything to improve it is a welcome addition.

If we, as a civilization, hadn't been willing to sacrifice some trees, we still would be living in caves. This project is not an effort on the part of the Ghiz government (of which I am not an ardent fan) to alienate voters. Rather, this project came from engineering studies that are looking for ways to improve the Trans-Canada Highway and make it safer and better.

Let's hope the next project is to extend the perimeter highway to the Trans-Canada to avoid the current dipsy-doodling through Charlottetown streets.

I give an A to plan B, and a begrudging tip of the hat to Premier Ghiz and his cohorts for sticking to their guns through all the opposition.

Get 'er done!

Jim McDougall,


Organizations: Trans-Canada Highway

Geographic location: Stratford, Bonshaw, Toronto Canada Charlottetown

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