General · 8th January 2014
The BC Ferry Coalition welcomed news of the Janauary 6th motion passed by the Village of Queen Charlotte on Haida Gwai in support of the Coalition.
The motion, moved by Councilor Martin, seconded by Councilor Cranston reads as follows:
“That the Council support the work of the BC Ferry Coalition (BCFC) and Bring Forward the BCFC’s January 18th Action Rally “Tell the Premier: Stop the Cuts and Listen to the People” for discussion at the All-Island Protocol Meeting January 14th, 2014.”
Jef Keighley, spokesperson for the BC Ferry Coalition, said "This is very welcome news. We are delighted to receive the support of the Village of Queen Charlotte and we hope we will have earned the respect and support of the All-Island meeting next week on January 14th. We have sent a message of thanks to the Village and expressed our support for their work in the weeks and months ahead.”
Keighley went on to add that the BCFC website bcferrycoalition.com only went live on the morning of January 7th and already favourable responses are flowing in from around the province. He added “the BC Ferry Coalition is here to stay. We are not going away. The sooner the provincial government steps back and takes a sober second look at their ill-conceived cuts to coastal ferry services and further fare increases the better for the whole province.”
For more information please contact Jef Keighley at 604 885 2290 or Jim Cleghorn at 604 885 2772 or email mailbcferrycoalition.com