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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Ignoring the real issue

Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor

At a glance one might applaud the provincial government for introducing a grant to increase honeybee populations on the island. See their latest grant proposal “Pollination Expansion Program 2017-18.”

This is aimed at increasing the P.E.I. honey bee colonies available for the fruit crops pollination - apples and blueberry etc.

However, why do we have a shortage of the bee population in the first place? Could it possibly have something to do with two major corporations and their policy of using poisonous chemicals to grow potato crops? Could it have anything to do with the many species already lost to these chemicals? We already know the answer to those two questions. The big question now is this: why can so many Islanders see this, yet our elected officials can’t or maybe don’t want to see? If elected officials do not heed the people then they should be promptly removed from office. Its hard to refer to these people as honourable members when they ignore the real issues. Is this not a bit of a farce.

F. Ben Rodgers,

Abram Village

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