Sad anniversary for Plan B

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In the midst of many celebrations, a sad or, depending on the degree of your cynicism, farcical anniversary is upon us. On Dec. 20, 2012, Robert Vessey, minister of transportation and infrastructure renewal, announced Plan B. Readers of his hollow words a year later can decide for themselves whether to laugh or weep:

“After thorough consultations, the province will move ahead with new plans to re-align the Trans Canada Highway.... Islanders spoke and we listened.... We believe this new alignment greatly improves safety and efficiency, and strikes a balance between the goals of the Atlantic Gateway and the wishes of residents.... From the very beginning we asked Islanders to be part of this decision and, in the end, the feedback we received played an important role.....”

There’s more, but you get the idea. These selections are true to the whole of his press release.

Terry Pratt,

Peters Road, Elmwood

Organizations: TransCanada Highway

Geographic location: Peters Road, Elmwood

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