Powell River-Sunshine Coast MLA Nicholas Simons says the government will hold true to their election promise when it comes to fares on BC Ferries; “A lot of people have found the fares too much to bear”.

Simons says cuts are on the horizon, including reducing fares on non-major routes by 15% and returning seniors pricing to what it used to be. “The way I look at is as a resident of a ferry reliant community is, it’s a start. There are a lot of things about the service that I think the public should have an opportunity to have their say in around scheduling and around priorities.” said Simmons.

Timing of the fare cuts has not yet been decided, but Simons presumes it will be when the budget is presented.

The Powell River-Sunshine Coast MLA says he doesn’t “begrudge” the effort of recent attempts by BC Ferries to engage customers with surveys and workshops, but thinks people want to be able to say what they want about the system rather than comment on a particular scope of service.

Simons says ferry schedules need to work and have consistency.


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