Yes, it’s true. The PEI government has chosen to construct a new liquor store in the community of Montague, Prince Edward Island, and postpone, once again, their 2009, 2015, 2016 promise of a brand new Riverview Manor, residence for seniors, to (we’ll see) 2017.
BUT, the new liquor store will be ready for business in June 2017.
How we treat our vulnerable defines us as individuals, as a community, and as a country.
How must Montague feel right now as… their vulnerable are pushed aside? The seniors, women and men who contributed to Prince Edward Island in valuable ways, people who farmed, fished, and provided food for the rest of the community. People who taught, who inspired others, who were mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters. People who healed the animals, who cleared the roads, who drove ambulances, who hitch-hiked to open a general store for the community. People who had challenges, who struggled, who did the best they could. People who paid taxes.
If the government won’t make things better, then what can we do? What can you do? How can we make them safer and feel like they’re not last on our to do list? If the powers that be won’t do the honourable thing, then what can we do?
In the meantime, I heard my Papa advise me to draw because I’m not a politician. I’m just an individual who cares.
(P.S. See previous blog posts for more details of this situation, if this is your first time reading. Thank you to all for the great support, the sharing, the energy to help.)