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Ferries a sore spot with public: poll 0

Jeremy Nuttall

By Jeremy Nuttall, 24 hours Vancouver

BC Ferries recently announced some of its routes would be cut in an effort to reduce costs, angering many users.
(CARMINE MARINELLI/QMI AGENCY)

BC Ferries recently announced some of its routes would be cut in an effort to reduce costs, angering many users. (CARMINE MARINELLI/QMI AGENCY)

Recent polling shows British Columbians are unhappy with the province’s handling of the ferry system and hydro authority.

An online survey of 866 respondents conducted by Insights West showed just 23% of people in the province think the government has done a good job of being accountable.

The accountability aspect was higher than Victoria’s popularity with its handling of BC Ferries and BC Hydro.

Just 12% of those asked were happy with the course BC Ferries has taken and 17% said they were happy with how BC Hydro has been managed.

BC Ferries became a sore spot for the government due to executive pay packages seen as being unreasonable by the public. BC Hydro recently announced massive rate hikes over the next 10 years.

The poll also revealed unpopularity with the decision by the BC Liberal-controlled government to not hold a fall session of the legislature.

About one-third of people asked were “content” with how Victoria has dealt with the Northern Gateway pipeline project.

The poll did suggest people are happy with the province’s performance on public safety and the economy with 43% approval.

The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.3%.

 

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