Government trying to snow us on snow clearing
Dear Editor, I wrote a letter to the editor almost exactly a year ago regarding the conditions of our highways when the Liberals came into power. It concerned an almost total lack of snow clearing services by Transportation and Works between St. John`s and Harbour Grace, regardless of time of day.
While that letter didn’t get published, the absence of road maintenance and snow clearing remains the same, or has gotten worse in some instances. For ex- ample, in addition to the AWOL snow clearing equipment, the white lines marking the individual traffic lanes, whether on a twoway or a divided highway, have gradually disappeared.
As these lines are often the only guide to go by when driving on the highway, their absence means that you are driving at your own risk. Maybe there should be signs to that effect all along the highway.
At this time, I only have one question, and I am far from the first to ask it: what kind of fools do the provincial government take us for when they tell us, straightfaced, that such services are essentially unchanged from previous years? Is this representative of Liberal transparency?
This government’s decisionmaking abilities have been highly suspect since day one. We all knew there had to be cuts, and that taxes were going to go up, but we were not prepared for the hamfisted, unthinking approach made by the current government.