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Committee still considering ferry proposals.

Friday, March 1st 2013

 Nova Scotia's economic development minister says a committee is still evaluating proposals from two companies to operate a ferry service linking Yarmouth with Maine. 
 
Quest Navigation and Maritime Applied Physics have submitted proposals. 
 
Paris says the province could end up choosing one of the companies for further negotiations or could reject both depending on the findings of the evaluation.
 
While the province has said it would provide up to 21 million dollars over seven years, Percy Paris says a federal commitment to upgrade the Yarmouth ferry terminal would be needed for the project to go ahead.
 
He says if a company is chosen a ferry service wouldn't likely be re-established until 2014.


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