The recent Irving land purchase may or may not have been legal? The lawyer representing Irving claims it was done legally and within the requirements of the Lands Protection Act. Well of course, a lawyer will state it was legal and above board! The question is, was it really carried out in conjunction with the LPA rules. Or was it some clever lawyer trickery to circumvent the law. Read in today’s Guardian opinion piece by Douglas Campbell, president of Farmers Union. He writes that this is not a done deal, the Minister of agriculture can intervene. He asserts that the government can over rule and disapprove the sale. I’m not sure who is right or wrong, but like a great many islanders I know it was done in a very underhanded way. It should be overturned immediately, if for no other reason than the Act was flouted by the Irving Corp. It screams of an absolute disregard for our laws and islanders in general. It states, we the Irving Corporation are above your island laws and can do as we please. This attitude has to be relegated to the bin, government must exercise its power putting this and any other corporations in their place. The land belongs to the province, the water, the soil, the forests and the air. Time our elected officials stood up for all Islanders once and for all. God Bless and keep writing.