Time to discuss Maritime union

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Editor:

As of the 2011 census, the population of N.B. was 751,171, N.S. was 921,727 and P.E.I. was 140,204 while the population of Ontario clocked in at 12,851,821. This adds up to a total population in the Maritime provinces of 1,813,102.

The number of electoral districts in N.B. is 55, N.S. 52 and P.E.I. 27, for a total of 134, while Ontario has 107.

What does this picture tell you — we are definitely over governed in the Maritime provinces. No wonder we are considered the “poor” part of Canada, all our taxes are going to support a huge government infrastructure.

We cannot continue to support an inflated government when we really need to be concentrating our dollars on better health care and job creation to keep our young people from leaving the Maritime provinces.

Instead of constantly blaming the Harper government for all our problems, MP Wayne Easter should be looking closer to home at the wasteful spending of our own over inflated Liberal government. Maritime union has been bandied about for years. Maybe it’s time we stood up and stood together to ensure our Maritime provinces become strong and healthy.

Bonnie Bertelsen, 

Souris

Organizations: Maritime union

Geographic location: Maritime, N.B., Ontario Canada

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