Canada's NDP


March 9th, 2021

Harris asks for reversal of Marine Atlantic Ferry rates

Today in Question Period Jack Harris, MP for St. John's East, asks the Prime Minister to put an end to unfair rate increases:

On April 1st, fees and charges for Marine Atlantic Ferries to get to Newfoundland and Labrador will go up yet again.

High fees discourage travellers and visitors, increase food prices and cost of living, and hurt struggling businesses.

Tourism and transportation have been hard hit by the pandemic. People and municipalities are deeply concerned.

In 2015 the Prime Minister called the cost recovery formula used to set Marine Atlantic Ferry Rates “unreasonable”.

His government has done nothing about it - and fees have been going up ever since.

Will the Prime Minister put an end to this and reverse these unfair increases?

Watch the question and response by clicking this link.