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Committee formed to fight ferry cuts

Government officials representing several different B.C. communities have formed a special committee to fight back against impending BC Ferries service cuts.

The area in and around Campbell River is represented by Jim Abram, Area C director and chair of the Strathcona Regional District. Abram is one of 10 elected officials that make up the Special Committee on BC Ferries.

The purpose of the committee is to oversee the work of a consultant, commissioned by the Union of BC Municipalities and Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities to conduct a report on the economic impact that service reductions will have on ferry-dependent communities.

“B.C. local governments are saying it is time to take a look at how reductions in service and fare increases will impact B.C. communities,” said Rhona Martin, president of the Union of BC Municipalities. “Ferries play a vital role in the province-wide transportation system that is a key support for the B.C. economy.”

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