Mont­gomery statue stalled

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - EDITORIAL -

The ar­ti­cle on Lucy Maud Mont­gomery’s stalled statue plans bog­gles my mind. Un­for­tu­nately, deal­ing with a mul­ti­tude of pro­vin­cial de­part­ments trig­gers bu­reau­cracy, and the bril­liant of­fer of artist Wynn Wal­ters to bring his statue of her to P.E.I. gets bounced from depart­ment to depart­ment, go­ing round and round and round with no res­o­lu­tion. The es­ti­mated cost ($60,000) is mod­est when con­sid­er­ing the ben­e­fits it would bring. First, Lucy Maud’s statue would be a de­serv­ing trib­ute to an in­ter­na­tion­ally revered au­thor, who be­longs to this is­land.

Sec­ond, if Lucy Maud’s statue were placed on its own site, with a me­mo­rial gar­den sur­round­ing her, there would be a new, very ap­peal­ing tourist des­ti­na­tion.

A “win win” for the province. Alice Fredey Ma­marchev Stan­ley Bridge

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