Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Independent MLA Says Provincial Government Should Be Steering BC Ferries

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Independent MLA Says Provincial Government Should Be Steering BC Ferries

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MLA tables 21,000-name BC Ferries petition

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VICTORIA - A resident of British Columbia's Sunshine Coast has delivered a petition signed by more than 21,000 people, demanding more government control of BC Ferries.

Laural Eacott of Powell River said Tuesday in Victoria that rising ferry fares prompted her to start the online petition, noting she can no longer afford to travel to Metro Vancouver or Vancouver Island.

The petition urges the government to shift the quasi-private BC Ferries into the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to help reduce costs and fares.

"It's not working," said Eacott, holding the thick stack of papers tabled at legislature. "It's just so frustrating to hear that fares are going up again. The ridership is just going to keep dropping."

Vicki Huntington, an independent member of the legislature, tabled Eacott's petition.

"B.C.'s ferries are vital to the timely and safe passage of British Columbian and visitor alike," Huntington said. …

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