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Return BC Ferries to the Ministry of Transportation

Return BC Ferries to the Ministry of Transportation

Postby Candytuff » Dec 28th, 2017, 4:34 pm


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Re: Return BC Ferries to the Ministry of Transportation

Postby hobbyguy » Dec 28th, 2017, 9:41 pm

^^ so clueless Claire can run them the ferries into the rocks [icon_lol2.gif]
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Re: Return BC Ferries to the Ministry of Transportation

Postby maryjane48 » Dec 28th, 2017, 9:45 pm

I agree it should go back under the ministry as the bclib corrupt expermient cost us more money .

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Re: Return BC Ferries to the Ministry of Transportation

Postby Cactusflower » Dec 28th, 2017, 10:43 pm

Who was in charge when the Queen of the North ran into the rocks and sank to the bottom? If the good folks at Hartley Bay hadn't come to the rescue, there would have been more lives lost than just those two. And rocks weren't the only things BC Ferries ran into during Campbell's semi-privatization.They smashed into docks numerous times, the German ferries are moored more often than they're sailing. That million dollar CEO from the US couldn't run a two-hole outhouse, and neither can his replacement, or any of the other overpaid upper management.

BC Ferries was a pretty good crown corporation before Campbell started meddling. I'd like to see what the new government can do to improve this disastrous ferry system we've had for more than a decade.

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Re: Return BC Ferries to the Ministry of Transportation

Postby alanjh595 » Dec 29th, 2017, 8:02 am

Could the government have prevented this?
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Queen of the North
Main article: [b]Queen of the North[/b]
On March 22, 2006, Queen of the North sank 135 km (81 mi, 70 nautical miles) south of Prince Rupert, British Columbia, when it struck Gil Island at approximately 1:00 a.m. Two people from 100 Mile House went missing. BC Ferries CEO David Hahn said, "There is a real possibility that they went down with the ship." It is unlikely that it will be possible to salvage Queen of the North.

[b]Officials have determined the cause of the accident was human error by three BC Ferries employees neglecting their navigational duties[/b]. Charges of criminal negligence causing death were considered, and a class action lawsuit for the passengers is proceeding while the Ferry and Marine Union seeks to reinstate the fired crew who failed to provide information to the $1 million TSB enquiry.
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Re: Return BC Ferries to the Ministry of Transportation

Postby The Green Barbarian » Dec 29th, 2017, 10:40 am

hobbyguy wrote:^^ so clueless Claire can run them the ferries into the rocks [icon_lol2.gif]


Exactly. The NDP have put a person in charge of transportation in BC with the same IQ as a house plant. So of course they are going to hand over the reins of BC Ferries back to the government. That's what the NDP do - make insanely stupid decisions. They can't make any other kind of decision, because they are a party full of insanely stupid people!
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Re: Return BC Ferries to the Ministry of Transportation

Postby Cactusflower » Dec 29th, 2017, 10:47 am

alanjh595 wrote:Could the government have prevented this?
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Queen of the North
Main article: [b]Queen of the North[/b]
On March 22, 2006, Queen of the North sank 135 km (81 mi, 70 nautical miles) south of Prince Rupert, British Columbia, when it struck Gil Island at approximately 1:00 a.m. Two people from 100 Mile House went missing. BC Ferries CEO David Hahn said, "There is a real possibility that they went down with the ship." It is unlikely that it will be possible to salvage Queen of the North.

[b]Officials have determined the cause of the accident was human error by three BC Ferries employees neglecting their navigational duties[/b]. Charges of criminal negligence causing death were considered, and a class action lawsuit for the passengers is proceeding while the Ferry and Marine Union seeks to reinstate the fired crew who failed to provide information to the $1 million TSB enquiry.


Sure they could have. They could have hired competent personnel, something that the present BC Ferries management obviously cannot do.
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Re: Return BC Ferries to the Ministry of Transportation

Postby hobbyguy » Dec 29th, 2017, 10:59 am

Cactusflower wrote:
alanjh595 wrote:Could the government have prevented this?
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Queen of the North
Main article: [b]Queen of the North[/b]
On March 22, 2006, Queen of the North sank 135 km (81 mi, 70 nautical miles) south of Prince Rupert, British Columbia, when it struck Gil Island at approximately 1:00 a.m. Two people from 100 Mile House went missing. BC Ferries CEO David Hahn said, "There is a real possibility that they went down with the ship." It is unlikely that it will be possible to salvage Queen of the North.

[b]Officials have determined the cause of the accident was human error by three BC Ferries employees neglecting their navigational duties[/b]. Charges of criminal negligence causing death were considered, and a class action lawsuit for the passengers is proceeding while the Ferry and Marine Union seeks to reinstate the fired crew who failed to provide information to the $1 million TSB enquiry.


Sure they could have. They could have hired competent personnel, something that the present BC Ferries management obviously cannot do.


Ummm...the union might have something to say about that...
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Re: Return BC Ferries to the Ministry of Transportation

Postby maryjane48 » Dec 29th, 2017, 11:02 am

Fscts are under bclibs bc ferrys turned into a joke trying to gouge everyones grand parents just so clark and company could line their pockets
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Re: Return BC Ferries to the Ministry of Transportation

Postby Cactusflower » Dec 29th, 2017, 11:13 am

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Re: Return BC Ferries to the Ministry of Transportation

Postby hobbyguy » Dec 29th, 2017, 11:14 am

maryjane48 wrote:I agree it should go back under the ministry as the bclib corrupt expermient cost us more money .

Put your. Thing on facebook as more folks will see it


Non factual response. The move to run BC Ferries as a company costs us, taxpayers, a lot less money. BC Ferries books are in far better shape without political hacks trying to be managers.

This is all about the NDP island supporters wanting something for nothing. Nothing unusual about that with NDP supporters.

IF you are really concerned about BC Ferries costs, how about chopping all the stupid extra sailings to rinky dinky little islands that the NDP mandated?

When BC Ferries started rationalizing the service, of course the NDP went nuts, I mean after all doesn't it make sense in NDP la-la land that silly little Mayne Island gets so many sailings at so much cost. 1,000 people. Look at all the sailings! http://www.bcferries.com/schedules/southern/mide-current.php?scheduleSelect=sch05011802.html
When there was a ferry accident there, the ferry had 22 crew members, and get this - 2 passengers. 2!

How can Elizabeth May, who lives there, possibly justify all those GHGs from unnecessary ferries? "Green" my foot!
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Re: Return BC Ferries to the Ministry of Transportation

Postby alanjh595 » Dec 29th, 2017, 11:18 am

Cactusflower wrote:Sure they could have. They could have hired competent personnel, something that the present BC Ferries management obviously cannot do.


Just have a look at the NDP government and all the idiots they have currently employed. Not one of them could keep a row boat on a strait course.
What next....hire only NDP supporters as ferry workers?
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Re: Return BC Ferries to the Ministry of Transportation

Postby The Green Barbarian » Dec 29th, 2017, 12:20 pm

hobbyguy wrote:
Ummm...the union might have something to say about that...


LOL - perfect response. Exactly right.
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Re: Return BC Ferries to the Ministry of Transportation

Postby The Green Barbarian » Dec 29th, 2017, 12:21 pm

hobbyguy wrote:
How can Elizabeth May, who lives there, possibly justify all those GHGs from unnecessary ferries? "Green" my foot!


Because all the ferries that run to the leftist nutbag Islands like Bowen, Quadra, Saltspring, Vancouver etc run on unicorn farts and fairy dust. DUH
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Re: Return BC Ferries to the Ministry of Transportation

Postby Cactusflower » Dec 29th, 2017, 1:19 pm

@Hobbyguy:
Management of a corporation, including BC Ferries, are not union. They hire the employees . Some employees are better qualified than others. That applies to union members and non-union members alike.

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