Claire raised the prospect of increased fares for public transit . Victoria is looking at raising fares which would have a huge impact on seniors and students. But the government has frozen funding for BC Transit across the province.
Claire spoke in the Legislature about Port Hardy’s move to be a Bear Smart community. The issue came under the spotlight this summer when a problem bear was killed leaving two cubs the town is looking at ways to safeguard against any repetitions.
The Provincial Shipbuilding Act would give preference to B.C. shipyards to build, refit and maintain ferries and other vessels used for public transit and for public service (such as police boats). We built many ferries in BC in the past and, if shipyards were able to work in consortiums, we could do so again.
In her role as Transportation critic Claire asked the Minister about the failing retaining walls on the Sea to Sky highway. These were built just five years ago as part of a $600m expansion of the highway and were supposed to last 75 years.