________STOP THE CABLE FERRY PETITION_______
The taxpayers of B.C. are the real shareholders of B.C. Ferries Corporation.
Our communities have said NO at 9 BCFC “consultation” meetings.
The Coastal Ferries Act distances the ferry users from decisions critical to local economies. All of us who live in coastal communities and other travellers must rely on ferries as our Marine Highway and must have a say in our service.
Therefore we the undersigned, users of ferry service to Denman and Hornby Islands ask the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Todd Stone to intervene and immediately order a halt to the proposed Cable Ferry for Denman Island.
There are serious technical concerns about the ability of the cable ferry to handle the tides, wind, and waves on Baynes Sound.
There are safety concerns with a crew reduced from 6 to 3 -with all the Licensed Officers jobs gone.
There are concerns about the length and size of the wire cables.