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Politics the biggest roadblock for a Newfoundland to Labrador fixed link

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I love fresh strawberries. The problem is, truly fresh fruit and produce of any kind is hard to find in this province for much of the year, and the reason is our transportation links to the rest of Canada. Everything that comes in or out of this province must come by sea or air.

Both methods of transport are problematic due to weather, ice, fog, etc., and experience frequent delays and stoppages sometimes for days at a time. It is a serious and growing problem that’s having an ongoing negative impact on the economy of the province and the day to day lives of everyone living here. Nowhere is that more evident than in the tourism industry, where, in addition to the frequent ferry service delays and stoppages, the Cabot Strait cost barrier is the biggest obstacle to growth in that industry within this province.

We are the only Canadian province whose largest population centres have no road link to the rest of the country. In June of this year, the federal government approved and released a feasibility study on a fixed link completed by MUN and the engineering........

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