To the editor,
With the heartbreaking news of job losses in our county this week, it is time to seriously change the way in which we operate in Pictou County.
With six municipal units and 45 elected officials representing 46,000 people, Pictou County is clearly over-governed, over-relegated, over-burdened and over-taxed.
It is time to do more than just talk about amalgamation, and do something concrete to achieve it. We would be more economically competitive if we were working together to attract business, industry and tourism to our beautiful region in a united and focused voice.
Young people, myself included, want to live and work in Pictou County; but without viable jobs and meaningful pay it is becoming more and more difficult to stay in our region. It is time for our municipal politicians to put aside their differences, come together and declare Pictou County united and open for jobs and business. If we do not make a ÔÇťMade in Pictou CountyÔÇŁ solution soon, the damage of doing nothing will be irreversible.