Newfoundland shipper challenges federal ferry subsidies “That”s not fair”

ST. JOHN"S, N.L. — A marine shipping dispute is challenging the country"s constitutional obligation to its youngest province, as a newly released report finds federal subsidies for Marine Atlantic ferries are pricing private carriers out of the market.

Marine Atlantic, a Crown corporation operating ferries between Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, uses federal tax dollars to provide shipping at less than half its true cost, according to a Transport Canada report prepared by CPCS Transcom.

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