Enemy of Your Enemy = Friend

All other issues aside, it appears as though, in the game of political chicken that resulted in Air Canada cancelling their direct Charlottetown-Toronto service the airline may have misjudged its opponent.

Something Premier Pat Binns knows that Air Canada doesn’t is that in any match that pits Islanders against an Upper Canada corporation, Islanders will always side with Islanders.

I don’t know if Air Canada was hoping that the Binns government would be swayed by some sort of public groundswell against their subsidies for WestJet, but I’ve a feeling it ain’t coming.

While I don’t always agree with the Premier or his government, listening to him on As It Happens last night, my thoughts were not to the political minutiae but rather more along the lines of “You Rock, Pat — Give ‘Em Hell!”


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Cuidhil-meaban on July 20, 2005 - 11:48 Permalink

I think you spelt “Upper Canada corporation” wrong… it should be “Uppity Canada corporation!!” Seems to me that they’re acting like a spoiled brat rather than a ‘responsible corporation’.

Good on ya, Hon. Pat.

Personally I haven’t used their ‘service’ in over 10 years… and still won’t. I’d rather walk and I do that as badly as they fly!

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