Protests mount over increasing ferry prices

“We support a return of B.C. Ferries to a Crown Corporation model that realizes the importance of ferries as an essential service,”-- NDP MLA Gary Coons, outlining his desire to see BC Ferries placed closer to governmental oversight through a Crown Corporation setup.

Last week residents of numerous communities of coastal BC launched what they hope will be a wave of protest over BC Ferries plans to increase the cost of travelling on the coastal waters of the province.

Called “Rock the Boat”, protests were planned for Friday to let the Ferry Corporation and the provincial government know that the cost of coastal transportation is becoming a major issue for many of the provinces residents, dependant on the ferry system for much of their day to day living…

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