As we know, Maritime Electric has been in the centre of the news this week here in Prince Edward Island. Something that caused me, when walking by on my way up to drop Oliver off at school, to take another look at their headquarters building at the corner of Kent and Prince in downtown Charlottetown:
If you look carefully at that photo you’ll notice that although there are electrical wires running through this intersection none of them actually run into Maritime Electric itself, suggesting that, despite their widespread advocacy for “electricity,”, they don’t actually use it themselves.
To say that this is hypocritical is an understatement, and places the credibility of the company in some dispute. In any case, the situation certainly demands further investigation, especially as, without electricity, it’s unclear how they power their lights, computers and other devices (I personally suspect they have some sort of secret technology that uses converts air into light, but that’s just me).