Why should BC Ferries consult anybody?

Dear editor,
Re: Not everyone on board with cable ferry suggestion (Record, Oct. 5).

Dear editor,Re: Not everyone on board with cable ferry suggestion (Record, Oct. 5).Why should the BC Ferry Corporation “consult” with anyone?If the service is being provided safely and efficiently, you should be satisfied that the service exists at all! Maybe a 12-foot aluminum boat with a 9.9 Johnson on the back would put things in perspective for you.It’s no secret that we (the people who take the Vancouver Island/mainland ferry) subsidize your ferry routes by paying higher fares. Perhaps BC Ferries should leave your ferry service as is and just start charging you what it actually costs to provide the service.Your NDP feelings of entitlement would need a little adjustment, though.I thought all you Denman Island residents were all about environmental protection, green this and grow that. It’s certainly the image you like to portray of yourselves!If that’s the case, you should be dancing in the streets at the thought of a more fuel efficient mode of transport to and from your little island in the Pacific. When I get on a BC Ferry, I’m happy to have the service. I don’t complain that the boat was built by a German shipyard or a union one in Quebec. I don’t know where it was built and I don’t care.The fact that union labour provides the service doesn’t thrill me because there’s always the threat of a strike looming in the distance. But when all is said and done, I just want to get across the pond safely and in a timely manner.Dave Benoit,Comox

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