Request for Help
The Province of Prince Edward Island (PEI) on the east cost of Canada has the most stringent and forward thinking beverage container legislation in North America.
The legislation demands that all carbonated beverages and beer must be bottled in refillable glass. It is illegal to sell canned soft drinks or beer on the island. Needless to say, this tiny province's legislation is less than popular with the suits in Atlanta who regularly visit the island to tell the provincial environment minister that he needs to get with the program and start allowing consumers to choose the packaging they want. They would also prefer if little was known about this legislation outside of PEI.
The heat has been on the Province for years to change the legislation but they have always stayed the course and maintained that this bill has strong environmental merit as well as eliminating litter.
Yesterday an editorial was published in the National Post (a right wing national newspaper) slamming the legislation and throwing more gasoline on the fire. Copy Below. There has been a lot of discussion on PEI questioning the need to continue this legislation and when a credible voice (?) issues a strong statement against the legislation, it carries a lot of weight on PEI.
That is precisely why your letter could help. Letters from outside of Canada congratulating the PEI government in maintaining the legislation and applauding their courage might help.
Please take a few moments to write a letter to the editor of the National Post firstname.lastname@example.org explaining why you feel the legislation is a ground breaker in North America and should be modelled not questioned.
Please copy me on your letter, email@example.com
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