Ferry fare costs will force choices

NANAIMO: Re: Ferry fares set to increase, Oct. 4.

To the Editor,

Re: Ferry fares set to increase, Oct. 4.

It would be interesting to find out how many people who live on the Gulf Islands and use the ferry as a commuter vehicle to work will find that when they figure the cost of daycare, clothing for work, medical, dental and now the increase in travel costs, that it would be cheaper for them to stay home, wear their old clothes, raise their children and have medical, dental and other benefits for their children through social assistance.

Not a pleasant thought, but anyone on minimum wage would likely be further ahead pulling SA in three years.

It’s time for government to wake up and realize the B.C. Ferry Corporation is not an efficient way to look after the commuters from the Gulf Islands.

P. F. Smith

Gabriola