Governments silence on Marine Atlantic unacceptable: Opposition

Staff ~ The Telegram
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Liberal Opposition Leader Yvonne Jones and Burgeo and La Poile MHA Kelvin Parsons are calling upon the provincial government to show leadership and push the federal government to address the unacceptable level of service on the Marine Atlantic ferry route.
According to a news release, Jones and Parsons met with leaders in the Town of Port aux Basques earlier this week to hear concerns about the ferry service that are being shared by stakeholders including community, industry, travelers and tourists.
"Marine Atlantic provides a vital link to mainland Canada and the provision and level of service, especially that of the new reservation system, is totally inadequate to respond to the needs of tourists, industry and residents," says Jones. "And yet, there has not been a word expressed from either the provincial ministers of tourism or transportation, or the Premier, on this very serious issue.
"This government needs to step in to ensure that local truckers and tourists have access to a higher standard of service than the federal government, through Marine Atlantic, is currently offering.

Organizations: Marine Atlantic

Geographic location: Port aux Basques, Canada

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Recent comments

  • Jack
    July 20, 2010 - 13:03

    When Danny does say something then its all ways not good so what do the liberals want except to hear them selves complain Please if you have a plan give it to us if not why not work together to fiend a solution

  • Don Lester
    July 20, 2010 - 13:02

    Here goes Yvonne again. The service has been unacceptable since day 1. When was Ms. Jones when her party was in power for 15 years. She must have been napping because you never heard a word from her. Now , all of a sudden, she notice's how poor the service has been. Give it up Yvonne and stop playing politics with the issue and work with the government to have it improved.