Are Maine’s transportation links with Atlantic Canada worthy of public support?

Posted Dec. 28, 2009, at 2:07 p.m.

The Cat, the high-speed ferry that links Maine and Atlantic Canada – specifically, Nova Scotia – has been discontinued. The weak economy is being blamed. Should Maine state government and Canadian provincial governments support sea, air and road links between

the two regions? What economic gains can be had by ensuring such links remain or are enhanced? Or should the market dictate whether these ventures surivive?