Don't tell us again--Just do it
Letter to the editor from Philip Martin
Cape Breton Post
Thursday, May 29, 2004
We know! We know! We all know
by now that both senior levels of
government have promised $400
million for the tar ponds and coke
ovens site cleanup.
Do we have to hear it again and
again in radio ads and by postcards
which come both in English and in
French instead of one with both?
Everything times two comes at an
Why is this money being wasted
to tell us something we already
know? We don't really need to be
told time and again that something
needs to be done.
I opened my window to let some
fresh air in, but as usual at this time
of year I got the sweet odour of the
ponds at their worst.
I would like to know why tenders
for the main cleanup are not being
called until 2006 -- two years from
This project has been studied to
death over the years. I don't think
we need any more of that.
If governments are going to do it,
do it already. We don't need any
more ads, postcards or studies. It
has to be done, so just do it. Get it
over with -- please!
Dorchester Street, Sydney