Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Potential cuts to Marine Atlantic unacceptable
I posed the following question today (April 21st) during Question Period in the House of Commons.
The people of Newfoundland and Labrador rely on Marine Atlantic - it's a critical transportation link that people, and our economy, can't live without.
Yet in the main estimates, the government showed a cut of $97 million in operating funding for Marine Atlantic.
This is unacceptable for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.
The federal government has a clear obligation to protect this ferry service under our Terms of Union.
Mr. Speaker, Will the Minister ensure that this budget has full funding for Marine Atlantic?