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Ferry petition delivered to Leg.

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BC Ferries was front-and-center at the Legislature Tuesday, as a petition was presented calling for BC Ferries to be brought back under the ministry of transportation.

The petition was spearheaded by Laural Eacott of Powell River.

It topped 20,000 signatures last month.

It was presented by Independent MLA Vicky Huntington.  Huntington offered a members’ statement, saying ferries, “are crucial to our economic well-being and directly link our major road networks. Ferries have become an extension of our highway infrastructure.”

Transportation Minister Todd Stone was quick to dash the petitioners’ hopes. He says a return to full government control is not in the cards.

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