Because it’s not like we aren’t taking it up the ass enough already….
BC Ferries will be allowed to raise the rates over the next four years…
On the major routes…like from the Island 18%…
On the minor routes…like to see my parents on the Sunshine Coast 37%…
Are you KIDDING ME???
It costs me about $60 to take my truck and myself across on the ferry NOW. How the hell can they justify that?
And the new ferries that we just shelled out for, sit in the freaking docks, while we ride back and forth on the old piece of shit ferries that are 35 years old.
I am thinking that the CEO’s need a little
punch in the head pay cut? Why don’t we try that instead of sucking the life out of the people trying to get back and forth from the Island. It will kill the economy on VI more than it already has now.
Tourism will stop. More than it already has.
The cost of living will go up. Which is just awesome considering there is no work here.
Now I know how beautiful it is here, I totally get that part of life on the Island.
But can anyone blame me for wanting off of this rock? My family is all down on the mainland, as is my boyfriend. It will be absolutely unaffordable for me to go and visit my parents from here. Never mind taking my kids down with me. It is cheaper to fly, except…I can’t fly with my dog, or my Mustang.
It will be a sad day when it actually costs more to live here than it will in Vancouver. Or when we can’t even AFFORD to go to Vancouver.
When does the greed end? When will there be an alternative to the ferry, another choice? How can they charge so much money for transportation that is like our highway?
I just don’t get it. And the sad thing, is how do we, as the people that live here or travel here.. stop it? What avenues are there for the normal person that this is affecting to take? To protest, or to change it from happening?
We have no choice…no voice at ALL.
So much for living in a fair and democratic country…some days I really wonder.
David Hahn (President of BC Ferries) gets paid $984, 000 a YEAR…yes that is right…a YEAR…
I make between $19,000 – $22,000 a year… do the math there.
So David…how about YOU pay the $60 for me? And the $20 for me to have a lousy hamburger and a coffee on the way over…how about that buddy? Even just one time, you should give us all at LEAST one free ride a year, just for putting up with your crap.
It’s not like you are earning your fucking money running the BC Ferry Corporation is it?
Maybe you should go back to being one of the peons of the world…you know, like me…or the family just down the street from me, who’s kid is sick and has to go to Children’s Hospital on a regular basis…or the teenagers all over the Island that just want to go to a concert on the mainland, or shopping for the day. Or the regular working Joe that wants to live on the Island but has no choice but work on the Mainland so they don’t have to uproot their families and move…
How about you get your shit together and do your job, make the BC Ferries a viable and reliable business, that has to justify their actions, like showing us where all the money you are sucking out of our pockets is going…preferably somewhere other than straight into yours…
Or here is a novel idea, how about using the new ferries that just sit in the dock all winter, it’s possible we wouldn’t be quite so pissed that we are paying for them through the freaking ass if we actually got to USE the damn things….
I am just the girl for the job.
At least we would know that there is someone on our side, with a voice, that gave a shit….I sure don’t get that feeling now. And I am pretty sure I am not alone.
Let’s stop sticking it to the little guy whether we want it or not…how about that?
Maybe it’s time you turn around for US David…lets see how that goes for you….
Peace ♥ Out…