It’s times like these you need the Terms of Union in your pocket…

The CBC is reporting P.E.I. premier wants 2nd ferry for Caribou-Wood Islands run. This is precisely the moment for which I equipped the Premier, upon his assuming office last year, with a pocket-sized handy reference to the Terms of Union by which Prince Edward Island and Canada joined in 1873. It’s time to unfurl the terms.

Terms of Union


David Fleming's picture
David Fleming on August 10, 2016 - 15:34 Permalink

In 1993, a constitutional amendment replaced this Term.

"That a fixed crossing joining the Island to the mainland may be substituted for the steam service referred to in this Schedule... That, for greater certainty, nothing in this Schedule prevents the imposition of tolls for the use of such a fixed crossing between the Island and the mainland, or the private operation of such a crossing"

Peter Rukavina's picture
Peter Rukavina on August 10, 2016 - 16:14 Permalink

Call me a strict Terms of Unionist who feels these modern amendments best ignored.

John Boylan's picture
John Boylan on August 11, 2016 - 08:36 Permalink

We wouldn't expect any less of you.