By Belle Hatfield
An evaluation committee established by the province’s Department of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism is in its final stages of assessing proposals for a Yarmouth to Maine ferry service.
At the conclusion of the request for proposals process on Jan. 24, two companies had submitted proposals for a ferry service between Yarmouth and Maine.
Percy Paris told the Vanguard Friday, March 1, “We are working on concluding the process as quickly as possible.”
He said he expects to be in a position to share the results soon.
The evaluation committee is made up of representatives from several government departments and the private sector, but the minister would not elaborate on its composition.
“To maintain the integrity and confidentiality of the process, I’m not able to provide specific details about the members of the committee until the process is complete,” he said.
The Nova Scotia International Ferry Partnership does not have a representative on the committee, but Paris said the province has been…