Press Release: CFA Welcomes Funding for Eastern Ferries, Calls for More Investment



Canadian Ferries Welcome Funding for Eastern Ferries, Call for More Investment


OTTAWA – July 16, 2014 – The Canadian Ferry Association CFA) welcomed today’s announcement of $58 million over 2 years to support ferries in Eastern Canada.

“We are happy to see the government reaffirming its commitment to Canada’s ferries.  This is a step in the right direction,” said Serge Buy, CEO of CFA.  “We hope that this support continues through larger funding programs like the Building Canada Fund.”

This funding will help support ferry operations and assets for three interprovincial ferries:

  • Saint John, NB / Digby, NS (operated by Bay Ferries Ltd)
  • Wood Islands, PEI / Caribou, NS (operated by Northumberland Ferries Ltd)
  • Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC / Souris, PEI (Operated by C.T.M.A. Traversier Ltée)

“Many people in eastern Canada take ferries on a regular basis, making them a key component of regional infrastructure.  They are a crucial part of Canada’s transportation system and deserve proper funding to keep them safe and efficient,” adds Mr. Buy.

Ferries are an integral part of Canada’s transportation system.  Collectively, CFA’s members:

  • Run a fleet of almost 180 ferries
  • Employ approximately 8,400 people
  • Help generate over 22,600 jobs
  • Carry nearly 40.7 million passengers and nearly 14.8 million vehicles annually.

À propos de l'ACT

The Canadian Ferry Association is the national voice of ferries in Canada.  Our members operate with the highest professional and operational standards and promote the safe operation of ferry services in Canada.

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Kristin Baldwin, Director of Communications