Letters to the Editor

Ferry subsidy ruins islanders

Re: Citizens keep B.C. Ferries afloat, Letters, Oct. 16.

If Jeremy Baker would look at his arithmetic from the other side, he would get a very different picture.

The $5.7-million revenue on the M.V. Quinsam, shared equally by the 5,000 residents of Gabriola Island (in the same misleading way that Baker apportions subsidies) amounts to $114,000 per person per year.

Who else in B.C. – who else in the world – is forced to pay so much to get to and from their homes?

Harold Stetler

Gabriola Island

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