Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Why are the Cons pricing the Gulf ferries out of service

I posed the following question today (Feb. 27th) on the floor of the House of Commons.

Mr. Speaker,

Marine Atlantic ferry rates are increasing on April 1st.

The fee hike spells trouble for passenger travel to Newfoundland and Labrador - damaging our crucial tourism industry.

We just reached the $1-billion mark, Mr. Speaker.

The trucking industry has said they can't absorb a hike in commercial rates - higher costs will be passed on to consumers, the price of all goods will most definitely increase.

Mr. Speaker,

Why are the Conservatives pricing the ferries out of service, and making life more expensive for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians?

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