Pol­i­tics causes deficit bud­gets

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - EDITORIAL -

The prov­ince wants sug­ges­tions to bal­ance the bud­get. Start with elec­tion re­form and re­duce the num­ber of MLAs. The prov­ince wants to re­duce mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties from 70 to 20 so there is no need for 27 MLAs. Leg­is­late a Pro­vin­cial Om­buds­man to in­ves­ti­gate MLAs, po­lice, schools, hospi­tals and mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties. Elim­i­nate the Con­flict of In­ter­est Com­mis­sioner, the Ethics Com­mis­sioner and Po­lice Com­mis­sioner.

Elim­i­nate the so-called slush fund for MLAs and paid Pro­fes­sional Days for teach­ers. A study shows provinces have not been short-changed by the fed­eral govern­ment. Govern­ment af­ter govern­ment on P.E.I. brings in deficits be­cause of pol­i­tics. John W. A. Cur­tis, Sum­mer­side

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.