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Greater Victoria, BC News


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1/24/2012 Media Release
Major Route Consultation Missing from Ferry Commissioner’s Report

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                     

Major Route Consultation Missing from Ferry Commissioner’s Report

January 24, 2012 – Victoria, BC – The Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce is encouraged by the recommendations contained in the Ferry Commissioner’s report on BC Ferries, but is concerned about the lack of recommendations to implement major route consultation.

“The Ferry Commissioner spent months meeting with community groups and gathering feedback but had no scheduled meetings with communities served by the major routes,” said Bruce Carter, CEO at the Greater Victoria Chamber.  “We were able to secure a meeting but as it was added after the completion of the planned meeting schedule. BC Ferries’ has thirteen advisory committees none of which relate to the major routes.”

The Chamber is concerned that while small communities have ferry advisory committees to help them maximize the value of service to their community, Victoria and Nanaimo do not. The recommendations contained in the Commissioner’s report do not include the formation of such advisory committees.

Click here for the most recent issue of Business Matters magazine which contains an article discussing the meeting between the Chamber and the Ferry Commissioner.

The Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce has close to 1,500 members and is the voice of business for the Greater Victoria region. The Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce has received Accreditation with Distinction from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.


For more information contact:

Ellen Henry                                                         Bruce Carter

Manager of Member Communications                  Chief Executive Officer
Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce               Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce

Email:                                              Email:

Cell: 250-812-0510                                                                   


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