Anyone with any sense of what is right certainly must be concerned about the recent numerous whale fatalities which, it is reported, is often caused by collision with ships. I was pleased when our overlords mandated a reduction in ship speed with the hopes of minimizing future collision.

With the announcement that 10 cruise ships would no longer visit Charlottetown it was predictable that those who make their living picking the pockets of tourists would be the first to whine about the reduction of visitors. There is not much that can stir up my anger but the needless and senseless killing of Whales is one of those things. Surely, a reduction in the number of tourists too fleece is a justifiable cost to keeping these gentle giants safe.

At the same time perhaps it’s time to send armed ships to protect the whales from the Japanese whalers. I know I know… too radical.