"We can't allow things that are inaccurate to stand." — The Word of Our Dan, February 19, 2008.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

The first step is admitting you have a problem

Why, oh why is it that Newfoundlanders, so worried about their supposed dependence on Marine Atlantic, spend so much effort lobbying for this, that, or the other change to the service... and absolutely none on getting an alternative that would cure that dependence in the first place?
Look at a map, folks: if there was a highway system linking Labrador and Quebec, you wouldn't be so dependent on Marine Atlantic and the maritime route to begin with.

Has the city of St. John's EVER stated its support for the Trans-Labrador Highway?

From VOCM news today:

Capital City Wants Ferry Service Upgrade
August 8, 2006

St. John's is urging the powers that be to upgrade the Marine Atlantic ferry service. Councillor Sandy Hickman says the recent break-down of the Leif Erickson during peak tourist time shows the need for new, faster, upgraded vessels. Hickman says if travellers cannot depend on timely crossings they will lose confidence in the service and ultimately in Newfoundland and Labrador as a vacation destination. Hickman wants Marine Atlantic CEO Roger Flood to sit down with the city's tourism committee to hear their concerns.


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