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To the Editor,
Re: French fry company may look elsewhere for potatoes if deep wells not permitted – Friday June 13, 2014.

This sounds like bullying to me and I don’t like bullies. On the same issue, the P.E.I. Potato Board chairman Gary Linkletter says that not all potato farmers would use irrigation if the moratorium were lifted, as it is a costly venture.

Robert Irving told the MLAs his company would likely not enter into contracts with growers without irrigation if the moratorium were lifted.

So if some farmers choose not to irrigate they won’t be able to sell their potatoes. In other words, the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. It makes me sick to see big companies overpowering average Islanders.

I believe that we should not remove the moratorium on deep water wells until we know for certain that it will not affect our environment.

Elsie Gallant

St. Lawrence

Organizations: P.E.I. Potato Board

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