I slept on it and thought today’s title was more appropriate than the one I used yesterday (Liberals Stick Together). The Federal Liberals are a mere shadow of what they once were, and members like Easter are not helping to improve that. Our Provincial Liberals are headed for certain defeat in the next election. Perhaps its a case of feeling a tad more security by sticking together. Makes no sense to me though! Easter would have been smarter to stay out of provincial politics. Ghiz is clearly in hiding and afraid to face the public about the Plan B project. His latest move is to run a newspaper advertizing campaign promoting the planned highway. I have no idea what the ads cost but be sure its tax payers money down the drain. Nothing new there Eh!!!. The newspaper ad is just another feeble attempt to fool the public that will not work. Allow me to give you an example, in the full page ad it shows a map of the planned extension in colour. A small black and white insert states the following. “The accident rate on the existing hwy is 50% higher than the average rate between Borden and Cornwall, and traffic have increased tenfold since the road was built in the 1950’s” . Now that is a lot of useless info!!!! if there was one accident near Borden and and two near Bonshaw wouldn’t that be 50 percent higher. What the ad fails to explain is the actual number of accidents and the causes, For example, were they caused by speed, alcohol, inattention, weather conditions or cell phone use etc etc?????.
The government has been asked time and time again to produce the accident info, but this is all we get. The statement that traffic has increased tenfold since the road was built, we surely could make that claim about all and any road in Canada!!!
This is the record of the provincial Liberal government who don’t listen to the people and arrogantly do as they please. One thing is for sure Ghiz WILL go down in history, remembered as the last liberal premier of Prince Edward Island, or maybe the worse Liberal premier ever. Both epitaphs fit him to a tee.
Cheers and keep reading.