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Federal transport minister says Bay of Fundy ferry will not be removed from its route


Federal Transport Minister Pablo Rodriguez says the ferry that operates between Digby, N.S., and Saint John, N.B., will not be moved to another route next year.

In a post today on the X platform -- formerly known as Twitter -- Rodriguez says the MV Fundy Rose will remain on its current route between the two Maritime provinces.

Transport Canada had confirmed to CBC News last month that it was considering transferring the ferry to cover the route between Prince Edward Island and Quebec's Îles-de-la-Madeleine in the spring.

Rodriguez says his department is looking for alternatives to serve the Îles-de-la-Madeleine route when its ferry is dry docked for safety maintenance next spring.

Last week, Nova Scotia Public Works Minister Kim Masland spoke out against the potential move of the Bay of Fundy ferry, calling it crucial to the region

Masland said the ferry service is an important transportation link for the local seafood and tourism industries.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 1, 2023. Top Stories

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