The biggest move, by far, that the Conservative government has made in their seven years in power was the elimination of the toll highway. That cost us $600 million in capital and somthing like $60 million per year in lost revenue and increased interest payments.
I hammered this drum alot saying that this decision was among the worst they made as it relegated northern New Brunswick to two-lane highways for at least another 20 years when if he hadn’t made that bonehead move, we would be paving the fourlanes to the Acadian Peninsula as I pen this blog (that’s my opinion) opening up that region to increased potential.
Well, now it looks like at least a few NBers agree. According to a new poll in the TJ today the top failure of the Premier is considered to be health care followed by – you guessed it – eliminating the toll highway.
Sometimes, I am not as dumb as I look (let’s put that whole Saint John Harbour prediction out to pasture).
PS – Why is the TJ commissioning polls on how people view the Premier and publishing mostly negative findings? Maybe Al Hogan over at the T&T should commission a poll and publish good findings – just for balance.