|Potential Funding for BC Ferries |
from Federal Infrastructure money
was the subject of a letter
by the NDP on Wednesday
The NDP MP for Bulkley-Skeena Valley, has joined up with other New Democrat MP's in the province to call on the new Federal Liberal government to extend its infrastructure funding program towards the needs of BC Ferries.
Nathan Cullen and six MP's representing electoral districts on Vancouver Island have forwarded a correspondence to Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi, seeking that the criteria for the New Building Canada Fund be expanded to allow for BC Ferries to access critical funding opportunities.
Cullen and the Vancouver Island MPs are looking to access money from the Federal fund to allow BC Ferries to reduce cost pressures at the British Columbia Ferry Corporation.
Particularly as BC Ferries looks to renew its fleet and develop terminals and address other capital costs associated with the transportation service that travels the coast of the province, providing a transportation link to a number of coastal and Island communities.
Additional funding assistance would provide a welcome bit of help for the North Coast, Central Coast and Haida Gwaii which have seen cutbacks and rising costs in recent years to routes serving this end of the BC Ferries service.
|The Federal NDP is looking to convince the new|
Federal Infrastructure Minister to extend funding
from the New Build Canada Fund to BC Ferries
As we outlined earlier this year, Mr. Cullen spoke to the topic in May of this year, bringing the issue to the attention of the House of Commons at that time.
You can learn more about the NDP efforts from this media release from Wednesday.
A full copy of the letter to Minister Sohi can be reviewed here.
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