To the Editor,
Never before in the history of public ferry transportation has so much been owed by so few to so many.
B.C. Transportation Minister Todd Stone has seen fit to ignore the petition of 20,000 Vancouver Islanders handed to him in regard to the costly (and rising) ferry fares. His attitude was one of contempt and disrespect.
As another point, ferry passengers have suggested that the ships do not require full dining facilities and should have only snack bars. After all, the longest journey is one and a half hours.
Another point that is worthy of the minister’s attention and which he avoids is that the inland ferry runs are operated by B.C. Ferries at no charge to passengers and vehicles.
All provincial political parties must take a good look at the ferry situation and it should become an issue during the next provincial election.
Peter J. EastickGabriola Island