B.C. Ferries should be run as a business by business people

B.C. Ferries has been a product of its own demise largely due to the fact that it is run by the provincial government.

B.C. Ferries has been a product of its own demise largely due to the fact that it is run by the provincial government. In my opinion it should be sold to a private group of investors and run like a business.

Having the option of reaching into the pocket of the taxpayer is one that is too tempting and is never going to be a solution to a failing business.

By having B.C. Ferries run by a private company, the market will dictate what fares should be and the salaries that should be paid. B.C. Ferries’ record speaks for itself. It has been one problem after another and it appears as though the public cannot wait for some form of failure from the company. We can all think of multiple examples of how this “business” has acted in a manner that we strongly disagree with.

So, let the government govern and businessmen run business because history shows you can’t do both.

Barrett Smith

Saanich