Top News

Letter to the Editor: Province puts knife on jugular of rural P.E.I.


In the end, below all the subterfuge, what is really at stake with Island school closures is something very perverse and avaricious in nature. Education is simply the guise of the government’s, rather the province’s, intentions. What the province is really intending to do is apply a basic principle of economics. The fundamental principle of capitalist socio-economic systems, aside from private property, is to control the supply and demand. Therefore, what the government is attempting to do is control the supply and demand of education.

By destroying rural communities, inch by inch, they will increase the demand for real estate in urban centres. This will drive up the property values and surely property taxes. Then those economic dollars will be re-injected into the same regions from which they came to once again bolster its value while rural areas will experience depreciating property values and less economic spin-off. One such spin-off that will occur will be that densely populated areas will experience growth in jobs that will encourage a recurring stimulus injection cycle. For us, on the outside, urban sprawl will never meet our shores.

Some final thoughts:

The most sadistic predators paralyze or incapacitate you first.

Government infrastructure and departments are sometimes simply vehicles to keep you from seeing behind the curtain.

This most certainly is a “have” and a “have not” situation.

This is geographical discrimination, and often what this means is socio-economic discrimination.

Bobby McNally,

Former Borden-Carleton resident

By destroying rural communities, inch by inch, they will increase the demand for real estate in urban centres. This will drive up the property values and surely property taxes. Then those economic dollars will be re-injected into the same regions from which they came to once again bolster its value while rural areas will experience depreciating property values and less economic spin-off. One such spin-off that will occur will be that densely populated areas will experience growth in jobs that will encourage a recurring stimulus injection cycle. For us, on the outside, urban sprawl will never meet our shores.

Some final thoughts:

The most sadistic predators paralyze or incapacitate you first.

Government infrastructure and departments are sometimes simply vehicles to keep you from seeing behind the curtain.

This most certainly is a “have” and a “have not” situation.

This is geographical discrimination, and often what this means is socio-economic discrimination.

Bobby McNally,

Former Borden-Carleton resident

Recent Stories