October 8, 2011
Commission Releases Second Discussion Paper on Definition of “Consider Interest of Ferry Users”
The BC Ferry Commission has been mandated to review the Coastal Ferry Act and make recommendations to the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure on potential changes which would better enable the commissioner to balance the financial sustainability of the ferry operator and the interests ferry users. The commissioner is holding public consultation meetings in coastal communities served by BC Ferries and is inviting additional public input via written submissions or comments on several discussion papers to be published on a number of key issues.
This is the seond discussion paper to be considered by the commissioner during his review. The second key issue relates to an amendment to the Coastal Ferry Act in 2010 that added a requirement for the commissioner to “consider the interests of ferry users.”
Click here for a copy of the discussion paper and how to submit comments.