Other options available to deal with Ferries debt

Don't blame premier for a hike in B.C. Ferries fares

Re: Northerner presents view of the ferry system (Op-Ed, Oct. 19)

Why blame Premier Clark for the rising ferry fares which have been approved by B.C. Ferry Commissioner Gordon Macatee?

Can the union also not see that ridership is down? They could care less that a 12-per-cent fare increase has been approved over three years to cover capital expenditures. Can the union not see the province is in debt? Or that those expenditures are needed to renew the fleet?

What about taking a cut in pay to help pay for these necessary capital costs? Or perhaps instituting profit sharing with regard to the ferries?

Judy Whytock

Victoria