New Brunswick

Election day 18: Greens pledge improved ferry service southern N.B.

If the Green Party gets elected, they'll improve ferry service in Campobello and bring a ferry back to Gagetown. If the liberals get elected, they'll add new parks and more 'protected natural areas.'

Liberals promise to build two new provincial parks

Wilf Hiscock, a Gagetown resident and business owner, says the province needs to make a commitment to restoring ferry service. (CBC)

Ferries would be a focus of a Green government said leader David Coon on Sunday.

In L'Etete, where the Deer Island ferry docks, Coon announced if elected his party would ensure Campobello Island would be connected to the rest of the province via a year round ferry.

At the moment the ferry to Campobello is only seasonal, and hasn't run this season.

On top of that, Coon also announced his party would restore the Gagetown Ferry.

Ferry service there ended in 2016, but there has been a continuous campaign in the community to have it restored.

Liberals promise more provincial parks

At Kings Landing Liberal leader Brian Gallant announced his party would create two new provincial parks if elected. (Michel Corriveau/Radio-Canada)

Liberal leader Brian Gallant pledged his party would create two new provincial parks if re-elected.

Gallant made the announcement at Kings Landing Historical Settlement in Prince William, adding the new parks would "help protect our environment, enhance the tourism industry in our province, and provide more recreational opportunities for our families."

Gallant also promised to increase the percentage of crown land set aside as "protected natural areas" from eight to 10 percent by 2020 and increase conservation areas on Crown land by 150,000 hectares.

Gallant did not provide specifics about where the two new parks would be located, but said new conservation areas would be near existing parks or protected areas when possible.

NDP up north

Jennifer McKenzie spent Sunday in the north of the province. (Brian Chisholm/CBC News)

NDP leader Jennifer McKenzie canvased the Campbellton-Dalhousie riding with local candidate Thérèse Tremblay ​before visiting the Charlo Fall Fair.

People's Alliance leader Kris Austin had a quiet day on the campaign trail attending a campaign BBQ in Chipman.

Progressive Conservative leader Blaine Higgs' did not make any announcements on Sunday.