Get to the point please, Mr. Hol­man

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - EDITORIAL -

One thing the ed­i­tor’s rule on let­ter length has done is force writ­ers to get right to the point. Per­haps this rule should ap­ply to col­umn writ­ers as well. In Satur­day’s pa­per, ‘The Meddler’ (Alan Hol­man) keeps up his lengthy mus­ings and it’s about a quar­ter of the way in be­fore the reader knows what he’s writ­ing about (“Sen. Downe, an un­likely pop­ulist”).

This time he’s crit­i­ciz­ing Sen. Percy Downe for his at­tempt at re­mov­ing Con­fed­er­a­tion Bridge tolls. Mr. Hol­man thinks the se­na­tor would be bet­ter served try­ing to get more peo­ple pay­ing user fees, not less. I’ll fol­low the ed­i­tor’s rule and keep this short. Many Is­lan­ders dis­agree with you, Mr. Hol­man, and I bet if any users of the Cham­plain Bridge in Mon­treal read your sug­ges­tion, you may hear from some of them.

My po­lite sug­ges­tion is per­haps you should ‘med­dle’ else­where. Lloyd Kerry, Char­lot­te­town

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