Ferries just an option? Tell that to all the stranded travellers

Dear editor,

Here is an open letter to Premier Christy Clark and the BC Ferries’ CEO:

So here, on a stormy Tuesday morning, we have BC  Ferries completely shut down leaving ferry travellers sitting, stranded, in ferry terminals up and down the mainland and up and down the islands.

As we know, the well paid, highly intelligent, and really business savvy executives at BC Ferries and the Liberal government, maintain that the ferries are just an option for travellers between the islands and the mainland. This is why they can justify ongoing service cuts and rate increases. They claim that the ferries aren’t an integral part of the highways system, but merely an option for travellers.

Well, I guess we’ll see all those stranded passengers calmly heading down to the airports and private boat captains so that they can resume their travels without interruption. Doesn’t really affect the MLAs as they don’t drive but rather prefer to take their free flights and collect air miles, even if they live on the Island.  Isn’t it reassuring to know that we are in such good hands with our Liberal government?

Craig Freeman

Courtenay

 

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