P.E.I. government looks for public input on the Wood Islands-Caribou ferry service

The Prince Edward Island government is looking for feedback from residents on the Wood Islands-Caribou ferry service.

A Ferry Task Force was launched by the P.E.I. government last month to look at a number of topics, including financial, operational, and infrastructure costs of the ferry service, future needs, and policy objectives for government.

Recommendations will be presented to cabinet by June 1st and then shared with the federal government, as ferries are a federal responsibility.

The P.E.I. government says the ferry service contributes an estimated $27 million to their economy annually, and provides seasonal employment for more than 200 people.

The MV Holiday Island underwent upgrades last summer, leaving the MV Confederation as the only ferry in service.

P.E.I. Rural and Regional Development Minister Pat Murphy says it's "critical that stable, two-vessel ferry service continues."