General · 13th April 2017
The BC NDP announced today it will cut ferry fares by 15% on minor routes and reinstate free weekday travel for seniors.
In addition, fares on major routes will be frozen. The free weekday seniors’ travel will apply on all routes.
North Island NDP candidate, Claire Trevena, said, “This is an essential first step in making BC Ferries affordable and accountable to Island residents. I am determined to ensure the ferries once again become an integral part of our highways system.”
The ferry announcement was a key element in the BCNDP platform that was made public today. It includes a number of initiatives to make an NDP government accountable to everyone in BC and not the rich donors who fund the BC Liberals.
Other key pledges in the platform include:
• A comprehensive action plan
• Defending our coastal waters by stopping Kinder Morgan
• Maintaining the existing pledge to shift to closed containment fish farms
• Revitalizing the forest industry
• Ending corporate and union donations to political parties
• Developing a provincial poverty reduction plan
• $10 a day child care
• Freezing Hydro & ICBC rates and eliminating MSP fees
• Infrastructure spending to create 96,000 jobs
• A $400 renter’s rebate
• Interest free student loans
For the complete platform go to bcndp.ca/plan.
For more information contact:
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Campaign to Re-Elect Claire Trevena