Fixed link op­tion a no-brainer

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - EDITORIAL -

P.E.I. needs new power con­nec­tions to the main­land and it de­fies com­mon sense not to use the fixed link.

The Con­fed­er­a­tion bridge is solid and re­li­able and should be able to han­dle two power ca­bles quite easily. Us­ing the bridge would be cheaper and mush faster to com­plete than lay­ing power ca­bles on the sea-bed floor which will dis­turb marine life such as lob­sters. It would be much eas­ier to fix leaks and to do on­go­ing main­te­nance. The province and Mar­itime Elec­tric should hold out and in­sist that Ot­tawa stop op­pos­ing the use of the fixed link be­cause they have of­fered no good rea­sons to not use it.

The use of the Con­fed­er­a­tion bridge is so su­pe­rior to other meth­ods that it is a no brainer. For once, make a po­lit­i­cal de­ci­sion which will ben­e­fit Is­lan­ders with lower costs and much faster com­ple­tion time in­stead of kow­tow­ing to Ot­tawa on the is­sue. David Steeves, Char­lot­te­town

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