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LETTER: A part of Canada's social fabric


I was fascinated to read Mr. Wayne Carver's comments seemingly agreeing with the NDP's request to the RCMP to formally investigate the e-gaming scandal.

I was delighted to see he endorses our contention that the legislative committee meetings have accomplished nothing. The opposition MLAs, give them credit, had finally begun to grill the majority Liberal government with the same questions that the unelected NDP raised months ago.

The Opposition have done so, however, knowing that the majority government would defeat any efforts to initiate a judicial inquiry, and they have done so knowing that neither they nor the government would be suggesting an investigation by the RCMP. It has been left to the NDP, who are unelected and unpaid, to demand further measures of justice. Of course it remains to be seen if the RCMP will take any action beyond the investigation, but this is another issue: the issue of commitment to pursuing consequences for illegal actions.

As for Mr. Carver's worrying about the socialist hordes sending P.E.I. to hell in a hand basket, this same archaic fear mongering was disproved when a Saskatchewan CCF government brought in the beginning of the public health care system so long ago. It is a part of Canadians' social fabric to this day. A member of that "Horde."

Edith Perry,

Millview

I was delighted to see he endorses our contention that the legislative committee meetings have accomplished nothing. The opposition MLAs, give them credit, had finally begun to grill the majority Liberal government with the same questions that the unelected NDP raised months ago.

The Opposition have done so, however, knowing that the majority government would defeat any efforts to initiate a judicial inquiry, and they have done so knowing that neither they nor the government would be suggesting an investigation by the RCMP. It has been left to the NDP, who are unelected and unpaid, to demand further measures of justice. Of course it remains to be seen if the RCMP will take any action beyond the investigation, but this is another issue: the issue of commitment to pursuing consequences for illegal actions.

As for Mr. Carver's worrying about the socialist hordes sending P.E.I. to hell in a hand basket, this same archaic fear mongering was disproved when a Saskatchewan CCF government brought in the beginning of the public health care system so long ago. It is a part of Canadians' social fabric to this day. A member of that "Horde."

Edith Perry,

Millview

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