A progressive new government?
It is not enough that our new Premier thinks Islanders should forget about the $1 billion squandered by the previous Liberal government. Now they want us to believe that we need a new power generator powered by diesel oil. That is not progressive thinking.
What we need is a public utility to generate electricity for all Islanders, at a reasonable rate. There is no reason we could not generate a reasonable profit as well. The companies /corporations do and usually it is a handsome profit, a portion of which goes to shareholders. As a public utility profits could go to the province's consolidated revenue fund to support government programs such as health care or education.
Minister Biggar has stated that if the new generator receives the approval of IRAC it will only be used on an "as needed basis." Why not power the generator with natural gas and use it on a full time basis? It would certainly be cheaper than diesel and probably less expensive than our current rate.
All the election promises of a new beginning seem to be for big business and the privileged. Not much change at all. Wayne Carver, Long Creek