Ok, so Gail Shea announces big changes to the EI system on PEI, and with those changes come the reactions, the public debates, the hullabaloo and the foofaraw.
Discussion on the impacts of the decision will resonate for weeks.
If you follow the news at all you’ll know that when a big story breaks, there’s often something else afoot, a different story someone doesn’t want heard.
It’s one of the many ways the waters are muddied, a political tool. Where big decisions are concerned, timing is everything.
Such is the case in PEI this week.
On the same day that Ms Shea made her announcement, a company in Alberton (her riding), applied for the use of a new pesticide on PEI.
For the last number of years, Environment Canada has allowed Westech, a strawberry grower, to use methyl bromide to fumigate the soil where it grows berry runners.