General · 13th April 2011
The Chair of the Ferry Advisory Council has passed this to me and I want to make sure that EVERYONE on the islands responds immediately. Please do not put this off. I will be meeting with the Minister shortly and I want as much ammunition as I can possibly get.
Please focus on how this is effecting families and livability on the islands. List all of the ways you are being personally hurt by these fares. That is what the Premier needs to hear. the rumour from a reliable source is that the Minister is looking at taking the small routes back under the wing of the Ministry of Highways, This is what we have been fighting for. So please get on this and ask everyone you know to get on it. The website is below.
Blair Lekstrom has stated he wants to hear from people about ferry fares and the proposed increases for the next four years. Our fares have gone up more than 90% in the last seven years and are forecasted to increase by another 37% in the next four years. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! This government has no trouble finding money to support other forms of transportation infrastructure. All we want is our share of support! Let him know how you feel and tell your friends to do likewise!
Many thanks to all of you