Angry Pat Mella

I see another letter to the editor from Pat Mella in today’s Guardian newspaper (12th April 2019). A few things come to mind when I read her opinions. She is often angry, often opinionated, and often wrong. Her latest claim is PEI is not a country! glad she cleared that point up. However, I’m sure the great majority of islanders are aware we are just one of ten Canadian Provinces. MMP is not a threat to the voting public, it might be considered a threat by politicians from the two old party’s. There is nothing wrong with change, it’s not dangerous, most of us change our minds several times a day. The things that need changing are party promises that never materialize, as an example. In 2008 Robert Ghiz claimed his government would see all islanders have a family doctor, would have high speed internet. Twelve years later Wade MacLauchlan is claiming something similar. However, if anything has changed it has not been for the better. MMP may not be a cure all for what ails us, but isn’t it worth a try. We are not asking for change just for the sake of change, we want to do things better than has been the case for many years now. Even Pat Mella cannot deny the fact, in the last provincial election 60% of islanders votes counted for nothing. She can not deny when PR gained the most votes in the 2016 plebiscite, but MacLauchlan denied the people’s wishes and the rule of democracy. Prince Edward Island is a wonderful place to live, but we urgently need to change the way it is presently being cared for. We need politicians who show concern for soil erosion, fish kills, clean air, water, land ownership and health care. We need to change to system to where our elected officials answer to us not corporations. God Bless and keep reading.

About irishroverpei

Author of "Lily & Me", "The Royal Navy & Me" and Chapter XXl Armageddon. Writer, blogger and RN Submariner, antique automobile enthusiast.
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