Grand Manan mayor dismisses PC promise

Grand Manan mayor dismisses PC promise

There are 2 comments on the Coast Guide story from Aug 24, 2010, titled Grand Manan mayor dismisses PC promise. In it, Coast Guide reports that:

Barb Rayner/Courier PC Leader David Alward has pledged to remove tolls from the Grand Manan ferry.The island's mayor, however, said the announcement was made without consulting islanders, and that further, islanders don't want to see the fees abolished.

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Born and raised

Quispamsis, Canada

#1 Aug 24, 2010
In 1967 we had a choice of a no fare system. A negative spin was placed on the idea, we have had un wanted fares ever since. A few years later a two week ferry blockade got residents half fare. 43 years to get another kick at the can lets not make the same mistake.
Still here

Canada

#2 Sep 15, 2010
I for one don't want the fares removed. All that will happen would either a reduction in service or taxes increasing to pay for the service. At least with it the way it is tourism helps fun the service.
How many people who were upset about the tools outside of Moncton actually use the road on a daily basis. Now the taxpayers of NB pay to keep the highway up instead of all who travel on it. Tolls are paid everywhere else it is a fact of life. Whats next remove the fares on busses in the larger cities. How about free airlines. Why not let our tax money go to places of better use...Healthcare, Education to name 2.

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