Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Harper Cons won't say whether cuts coming to Marine Atlantic

I posed the follow question today (Feb. 25th) during Question Period in the House of Commons. The main estimates also show Marine Atlantic has taken a $97-million hit in its operating budget ... an 85 per cent cut to the critical transportation link for Newfoundland and Labrador. Ferry services that the people and economy cannot do without. And that this government has an obligation to protect under our Terms of Union. People are worried, Mr. Speaker. I spoke to Marine Atlantic today about funding cuts, Mr. Speaker, and they said wait for the budget. So what's the deal? Will Marine Atlantic be cut, yes or no?

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