Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Harper government's delay in freeing the Apollo 'inexcusable'

I posed the following question Tuesday, March 10th, during Question Period in the House of Commons. Mr. speaker, The ferry MV Apollo has been stranded for over a week in St. Barbe on Newfoundland's Great Northern Peninsula. Passengers are forced to sleep in cars, some have run out of medications, and perishable foods are spoiling in trucks, while everyone waits for help. It's inexcusable that a vital link should be out of commission for so long - with no end in sight. Mr. Speaker, When will this government stop ignorning the urgent situation and send in a heavy icebreaker to free the Apollo?

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