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General · 6th January 2014
Paul Ryan
Have a look at this video which was filmed at the Gabriola Island Ferry Meeting held the day after ours. If you were at our meeting, you will remember this guy! The link is www.vimeo.com/81786000
Editor's note: His name is Chris Abbott, and he's worth listening to.
great disclosure!
Comment by Gypsy Mama on 7th January 2014
Thanks for linking this in Paul. And thanks Chris for speaking up, giving us a better perspective of the financial picture, and thanks Shawna for recording,,, this is pretty much what we already suspected, so nice to hear the numbers. The question remains, aside from waiting 'patiently' for gov't to change their actions, what is the next step? and how do we get there?
Personally my ferry trips are predominantly for medical appointments, as I'm not the type of island resident who relies on big town shopping trips. This is a decision based partly on sustainability ethics, combined with no vehicle and a frugal budget. Even keeping my shopping on island, relies on ferries though, as shops rely on ferries to keep shelves full.
Are all these public meetings intended to actually hear our concerns, or just another way to waste $ and buy time for BC Ferries to further gouge us?