Municipalities only make up 30 percent of the area of Prince Edward Island. In other provinces, unincorporated areas tend to be vast sparsely inhabited or uninhabited areas. There aren’t any areas in PEI that fit that description, but resistance to change has left us with a system that was outdated decades ago.
Rural areas across the province are faced with a declining and aging population. We can ignore those realities, or we can face them and plan for a better future. I don’t believe in change for the sake of change, but when the status quo isn’t working it’s time to consider other options. Read the full opinion piece.