The Broad-Axe, which was associated with the Tenants' Union, was published beginning in August of 1971 to publicize the plight of the oppressed ordinary man on P.E.I. It attacked unjust landlords, exposing their practices in a satirical "Landlord of the Month" column. The Comprehensive Development Plan was decried for not meeting the needs of the farmers and for spending too much money on experts from off the Island. The Broad-Axe opposed non-resident land ownership, tourism (because the government was placing too much emphasis on the needs of non-Islanders) and the welfare system. Always strongly worded, the Broad-Axe's articles were often first-hand accounts of Islanders who had been "shafted" by the system. The Broad-Axe ceased publication in December of 1972.