The Love Boat Comes To Windsor
- Decision No. 300-W-2007
June 14, 2007
APPLICATION by the City of Windsor, Parks and Recreation Department, pursuant to the Coasting Trade Act, S.C., 1992, c. 31, for a licence to use the "INFINITY", an American passenger-excursion vessel, to be used to carry up to 145 passengers for excursions on the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair originating and terminating in Windsor, Ontario, during the period commencing on June 18 and ending on October 31, 2007.
File No. W9125/C56/07-2
City of Windsor, Parks & Recreation Dept. has applied to the Minister of National Revenue for a licence to operate the service set out in the title. The matter was referred to the Canadian Transportation Agency on May 30, 2007.
The Canadian Transportation Agency conducted a search of the relevant portion of the marine industry and has determined pursuant to subsection 8(1) of the Coasting Trade Act that there is no suitable Canadian ship available to provide the service or perform the activities described in the application, and that there is no identical or similar adequate marine service available from any person operating one or more Canadian ships.
This determination will be provided to the Minister of National Revenue for any necessary action as provided for in the Coasting Trade Act.
This Decision does not constitute an authority to commence operations in respect of the service for which application has been made. "
I contacted Parks and Rec to find out what this is all about but no one called me back me. Hmmm I wonder if I am on a black-list at City Hall since, if the Mayor and Council lack common courtesy to me, it trickles down to the staff level.
Oh well I guess they are not all that busy now with the East End arena since it is delayed. With the Buskers dead, I guess that they have to do something.
So I started thinking about it and I have the answer! Eddie needs another "destination" attraction for Windsor. Since people are not using his Tunnel as much as before since they perfer to use the Ambassador Bridge, he needs to figure out a way to compete against the Bridge Co.
The gondola idea is dead so he had to think of something different and unique. He was supposed to appear on a US TV show (Dan Stamper was there also and appeared) with the gentleman who owns and operates the Ferry that transports hazardous materials across the river and that gave him a fabulous idea.
Now, Eddie will start up a Section 203 Municipal corporation to ferry people back and forth across the river by boat! He will be the Captain of the ship too I guess.
So that is the answer no matter what the spin will be.
Eddie the Sailor man. Toot Toot!