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Ferry fire sale

British Columbians, facing massive increases in ferry fares deserve to know why BC Ferries poured $15 million into a refit for a vessel, then practically gave it away.

That’s according to NDP deputy spokesperson on BC Ferries Gary Holman who says the ferry, the Queen of the Chiliwack which was part of the tourism Circle route was sold for 2 million dollars….

Holman says BC Ferries is also currently short on vessels along the south coast. The fact that sailings are being cancelled on the Sunshine Coast and elsewhere suggests that the vessel had much greater value remaining in the fleet, even as a backup, than being sold for bottom dollar.

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