Friday, November 28, 2014

North Coast MLA finds success in bid to remove extra charge on BC Ferries for wheel chair users

Earlier this week, we outlined the efforts of North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice in her bid to call attention to an unfair charge on BC Ferries, an extra fee that affected those who require the use of  a wheel chair.

On Monday, the MLA rose in the Legislature to review the current situation in place, where BC Ferries charges an extra thirty dollars for cabin space for those who use wheel chairs.

During that Monday morning session Ms. Rice called on the Transportation Minister to address the issue and eliminate the extra charges.

Wednesday, her office confirmed that the Mr. Stone had contacted Ms. Rice to advise that he was committed to remove the price difference that currently exists for those travelling on BC Ferries.

It would appear to be a follow up to his comments of Monday, stating that the goal of the government is to make British Columbia one of the most accessible jurisdictions in North America.

His confirmation  and commitment towards action for Ms. Rice on this issue, would seem to deliver a simple solution to a situation that never should have existed in the first place.

You can review her correspondence with the Transportation Minister on the issue from this link from the MLA's announcement.

For more items related to the North Coast MLA's work in the Legislature see our archive page here.

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