What a poor welcome for tourists

The Compass - - Editorial -

“Welcome to Pot­hole Al­ley.” That’s what I will say to tourists we meet this sum­mer.

To say our roads are atro­cious is putting it mildly. I have never seen our roads in such poor con­di­tion. “Pot­holes ahead” say the hun­dreds of signs placed along our high­ways warn­ing of the state of the pave­ment. It is shock­ing.

Ev­ery­one we meet is talk­ing about the state of our roads. Justin Trudeau boasted about spend­ing bil­lions of dol­lars on in­fra­struc­ture dur­ing his elec­tion cam­paign. Well, Justin, show us the money.

New­found­land is spend­ing mil­lions on pro­mo­tion to at­tract peo­ple ev­ery­where to come to our happy prov­ince. And they will come in the thou­sands.

God help our rep­u­ta­tion when they drive off the ferry at Port aux Basques.

I’m dis­gusted!

God help our rep­u­ta­tion when they drive off the ferry at Port aux Basques.

Bill West­cott writes from Bay Roberts

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