Fixed link option a no-brainer
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