Statements on Northumberland Ferry Service

Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Premier Dennis King issued the following statements in response to the decision by Northumberland Ferries Limited to resume service for the trucking sector between Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia starting May 15, 2020:  

“We all understand how vitally important the ferry service is to the economy of eastern PEI, and I’m very glad that it will begin its operations. It has obviously been a challenging time for everyone on PEI – our trucking industry included – so I know this will come as welcome news to a lot of Islanders.”
– Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, MP for Cardigan and Minister of Veterans Affairs

"Ensuring Islanders remain healthy and safe has been a priority throughout our response to COVID-19. We have also made every effort to support our business communities and ensure the continued transportation of goods to and from our province. It is welcomed news, especially for Eastern PEI and our trucking industry, that the Wood Islands-Caribou Ferry service will resume this Friday. I want to thank Drs. Morrison and Strang, along with Minister MacAulay and Premier McNeil, for working with us to find a way to safely resume the ferry service, which is a key economic driver for our province, and ensure there is no disruption to our supply chain."

– Honourable Dennis King, Premier of Prince Edward Island 

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