N.B. transportation minister says private river ferries to include tolls

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FREDERICTON - New Brunswick's transportation minister says there will be tolls when private operators start to run the river ferries at Gagetown and Belleisle.
However, Denis Landry says there are no plans to charge tolls at any of the government-run river ferries around the province.
Meantime, Landry says former Liberal member of the legislature Eric Allaby will be paid $100 an hour for his efforts to find private operators for the two ferry crossings.
When questioned by reporters, Landry said he didn't know how long it would take Allaby to do the work, and no budget limit had been set.
Opposition member Trevor Holder says there are plenty of qualified people within the Department of Transportation, and there was no need to hire someone from the outside.
The government announced it was cutting three ferry crossings as a cost-cutting measure, but has agreed to keep operating the ferries at Gagetown and Belleisle until a private operator is in place.

Organizations: Department of Transportation

Geographic location: FREDERICTON, New Brunswick

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