Conservative Leader (and possible Premier) Dennis King was quoted in The Guardian this morning on the carbon tax:
“We understand the premise, that if you put a price on carbon, it is to encourage people to change their habits. The challenge we have here is we don’t have any other options other than to drive.”
Mr. King lives in Hunter River.
There are two buses a day that travel from Hunter River to Charlottetown, one at 7:15 a.m. and one at 8:14 a.m. They pick up at Central Queens Elementary School.
There are two buses back from town to Hunter River, one at 4:20 p.m. and one at 5:30 p.m., leaving from Confederation Centre of the Arts.
The trip takes about 30 minutes each way, which is about the same time it would take to drive a private car. There is WiFi on the buses.
So there are “other options other than to drive,” at least for him.
And if the limited schedule of two buses in and two buses out per day is not sufficiently convenient for Mr. King’s commute, he is in the lucky position, as a new legislator, of being able to do something about that.