Many for­got­ten by gov­ern­ment

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - EDITORIAL -

It would be a rare moment in his­tory if this note made any dif­fer­ence to any of the three gov­ern­ments in P.E.I. How­ever, I am writ­ing on be­half of peo­ple who will never have the op­por­tu­nity to en­hance their own lives through perks, pen­sions and big cheques that seem to be avail­able only to those elected.

Stu­dents need more teach­ers, teacher’s aides, coun­sel­lors and more psy­chol­o­gists to do proper test­ing. Stu­dent with learn­ing dis­abil­i­ties are frus­trated by the sys­tem and quit school.

Par­ents are asked to pay for school projects that should come from the tax dol­lar.

Pa­tients get one thing checked in the doc­tor’s of­fice and need 10 ap­point­ments for the other 10. Pa­tients wait 4-8 hours in the QEH Emer­gency De­part­ment and are never seen by a doc­tor. Pa­tients are dis­cour­aged that five more doc­tors have re­tired or moved and the waits will be longer. Many more men­tally ill pa­tients are on the streets or die by sui­cide. We need a Fal­con Wood Farm again.

Res­i­dents of Canada of­ten work 50 years, pay taxes but may never own a house, a new car or

va­ca­tion in Florida while mil­lion­aires with off-shore ac­counts never pay taxes.

Res­i­dents of lower to mid-class have ab­so­lutely no un­der­stand­ing of this so called demo­cratic sys­tem be­cause so many are for­got­ten in many gov­ern­ment de­ci­sions. Flora J. Thomp­son, Char­lot­te­town

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