Please sir, may I have some more?

On April 5, 2004, CBC reported that “[t]here will be no more loans or grants to small businesses from the province. Businesses will have to make do with tax incentives.” and quoted Development Minister Mike Currie:

“We’ll have to learn to be more creative and innovative and make do with what we have,” says Development Minister Mike Currie. “I have a very capable staff and I’m certain we’ll come with the right answer for the private sector.”

Today the CBC reports “P.E.I. first to bite sandwich deal” and says:

The owner of a New Brunswick sandwich company said he’s moving to western P.E.I. because the provincial government was the first to offer him cash upfront.

Apparently staff will have to be “more creative and innovative” at some later date.


Jevon's picture
Jevon on May 10, 2004 - 21:03 Permalink

I haven’t been able to get the craving for a Ham and Cheese sandwich out of my head since I heard this announcement late last week.

Perhaps the creative outlet will be in letting the staffers come up with xtreme new sandwich recipes?

Robert  Paterson's picture
Robert Paterson on May 11, 2004 - 02:09 Permalink

Tim Bit sandwiches?

Charles Tassell's picture
Charles Tassell on May 11, 2004 - 04:44 Permalink

I have a shocking idea: Lets have the Government give Islanders’ tax dollars to *Islanders* instead of people from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland… I’m pretty sure there are at least a few entrepreneurs on PEI who could manage to make a sandwich or sell fish.