An Open Letter to Premier Shawn Graham
May 31, 2007
Dear Premier Graham,
It’s clear to New Brunswickers that self-sufficiency has become the mantra of your government, a concept which I support in general terms and even try to practice in my own life. Like many Maritimers I grow much of my own food, buy local as much as possible and heat with wood from nearby woodlots.
But, if what is happening with tourism development in the Elgin area is an example of this government’s approach to community development then I can only conclude that self sufficiency is simple a convenient branding of back room politics, abuses of power and ignoring established policy to promote projects of questionable public good.