Old habits die hard
Surely someone in your editorial department must have seen the major faux pas in Wayne Young’s column in the July 15 Guardian. It reads, “Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau famously responded, ‘Because it’s 2015,’ when asked why gender parity was so important.”
The very fact that the numbers 2015 are in that sentence tells us that Pierre Trudeau is resting in peace for some time now. And we all know Wayne Young was referring to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
What gets me is how it, the copy for that column, went through editorial scrutiny (or was supposed to) and no one caught the mistake.
As for the purpose or direction of the column (removing Amherst’s name from a park near Rocky Point), it is possible that the PM may actually do that. But, having said that, we Islanders are a dyed-in-the-wool peoples and most of us will continue to carry on saying Fort Amherst the same way some of us still call that convenience store on the corner of Weymouth and Euston streets in Charlottetown, Ken’s Corner.
Old habits die hard.