Apology for Plan B

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In The Guardian recently I read that Darcie Lanthier pleaded guilty, was fined for her part in a 'Plan B' protest last October, and ordered to writeapology letters to the arresting officer and project workers. As a show of support for Darcie, here are some apologies of my own.


Dear RCMP officer,


With a heavy heart and muddy boots I write to say I'm sorry that you had to carry me out of the Hemlock Grove in October as I exercised my right to dissent in a non-violent manner. Sorry you got muddy, got hit by flying pieces of wood as the buncher/feller operated closely behind us, had to call for help to carry me, and subsequently filled out the paperworkincorrectly resulting in my charges later being dismissed. Rest easy knowing that those woods no longer stand, and you'll not have to carry me out of them ever again.


Dear Equipment Operator,


I'm sorry that I cared so much about the Acadian Forest and sorry I felt forced to do the last thing I could think of to show this government that people on P.E.I. will not continue to be ignored. I'm am also very sorry you were not the only machine operator but that on other days men who decided to use the machinery in a show of force and intimidation were let at the wheel. I am sure you will find work on future TCH projects, and it will be a pleasure to meet you again.


Dear Mr. Premier,


I'm sorry, but because of Islanders like Darcie Lanthier I will be glad to stand in support of all people that seek to protect our Island way of life.


Dear Darcie and all those who opposed Plan B,


I am sorry, but I will never regret joining you in protesting the TCH Plan B project. It was one of the most important things I have everdone.


Gail Rhyno,



Organizations: RCMP, Equipment Operator

Geographic location: Hemlock Grove, Charlottetown

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