Legislation will enshrine public interest in ferry services model
Legislation has been introduced that will strengthen the Coastal Ferry Act to better serve the needs of people in coastal communities.
“British Columbians deserve a ferry service model that puts people first,” said Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “People living in coastal communities depend on the vital service provided by BC Ferries, but for many years they experienced service cuts and climbing fares. Our amendments to the Coastal Ferry Act will put people at the heart of decision making.”
The legislation captures several amendments that will signal an emphasis on public interest within the Coastal Ferry Act but is also intended to capture government’s broader goals. The amendments are based on the recommendations in Blair Redlin’s report on the Coastal Ferry review.