Well over the top with lavish praise
Alan Holman has pointed out that the economy of P.E.I. has been on an obvious uptick. Mr. Holman also says praise directed towards government involvement in primary and manufacturing industries has been sparing. His position of governmental merit is a stretch of reality but it is an opportunity for a sardonic attempt at justification.
The influence of the department of agriculture on the successes of recent potato crops approaches the supernatural; provision of sufficient rain and mitigation of severe conditions during harvest are surely commendable. Fisheries should be recognized for initiatives promoting lobster immigration and retention in eastern P.E.I. where catches and demand have been nothing less than spectacular. Alan, are you just fluffing us? Of course Finance deserves credit for its role in making sure the Canadian dollar remains relatively low, increasing the attractiveness of our exported farm, fish and manufactured goods. The increase in tourism and related service industries is undoubtedly due in part to much improved weather. Cheers to Economic Development and Tourism and to all the sunshine emanated in P.E.I.
Having recognized that economic drivers of our island have been set in order and government suitably praised, what about the beneficiaries of this burgeoning prosperity? When will come substantive and truly needed involvement in healthcare, education and yes, road repair? And when will it be truly praiseworthy?