Author Archives: irishroverpei

About irishroverpei

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

Carbon Tax?

My goodness, the arguments and outright rejections of the carbon tax. People really have to start thinking for themselves and stop listening to politicians like Scheer or Ford.. I was disappointed to hear Dennis King sing from the conservative song … Continue reading

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PEI Leaders Debate.

The clear winner in last nights debate was in my opinion Peter Bevan Baker. He spoke clearly and with an even tone, he explained his policies and was never shy to point to the liberal failures. Joe Byrne did a … Continue reading

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Politics by Arrogance!

I grow weary listening to John Barrett tell us we are not smart enough to understand MMP. If we just reflect on what FPTP has provided us over the last 12 years surely change is needed. Ghiz promised in 2008 … Continue reading

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The Good Old Hockey Game?

Danger! might upset Hockey Fans. This will be a risky blog, I’m sure to get some angry responses, angry being the key word. When I arrived in Canada in 1964 I attempted to have hockey replace my favourite sport of … Continue reading

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Titanic Remembered

RMS Titanic = Then and Now Posted on April 14th 2019 by irishroverpei It is strange to think that over one hundred years ago this month, the great ship was only moments away from disaster. By the end of March … Continue reading

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Something to think about

A little Distraction While we await the Provincial election results. Posted on April 12th 2019 by irishroverpei Colonoscopy Journal: (Insensitive time for Richard Brown to give the finger!!!!) I called my friend Andy Sable, a gastroenterologist, to make an appointment … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Flip for flop

I see it coming! The island flip flop from liberal to PC. When will voters learn? Voting for either of these two party’s just prolongs the agony. We have Dennis King and the PCs promising to do things differently! Where … Continue reading

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The Garden of the Gulf.

It seems so long ago now but I still have wonderful memories of my first days on Prince Edward Island. I arrived late evening on 31st October 1969, and recall swerving on the highway out of Borden to miss a … Continue reading

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Legion pretend Medals

I read an interesting comment the other day, a suggestion from a fellow veteran. He suggested that legion associate members decline from wearing their legion medals on Remembrance Day, only veterans should wear their genuine service medals on parade. I … Continue reading

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