Friday, February 14, 2014

Why are Cons allowing Marine Atlantic to jack up rates, and punish NLers



I posed the following question today (Friday, Feb. 14th) during Question Period in the House of Commons.

Mr. Speaker,

The Conservatives are allowing Marine Atlantic, a Crown corporation, to jack up ferry prices to Newfoundland — again.

As of April 1st, the cost of a ferry to and from Newfoundland will jump 3 per cent.

Over a three-year period, rates will have risen by 11 per cent.

When ferry prices go up, the price of all goods ferried to Newfoundland ALSO go up.

And our tourism is hugely impacted.

Mr. Speaker,

Why are Conservatives allowing Marine Atlantic to increase rates and punish Newfoundlanders?

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