Malcolmson Demands Fair Ferry Fares for Local Commuters
April 4th, 2017 - 4:25pm
OTTAWA – While the fallout from the federal Liberal’s disappointing second budget unfolds, the unexpected cut to the federal tax credit for public transit passes will hit the pockets of BC Ferries commuters particularly hard.
Today in the House of Commons, Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP Sheila Malcolmson stood and demanded the Liberals restore this important rebate and make life more affordable for ferry commuters.
MP Sheila Malcolmson:
“The Liberal budget removed an important transit rebate.
In my riding of Nanaimo – Ladysmith, coastal ferry users were greatly aided by this tax credit.
Given the BC Liberals hiked coastal ferry fares at over 10 times the rate of inflation, the federal rebate cut the cost of daily ferry travel, and helped make ends meet.
For a government who talks a lot about how it supports the middle class, this move doesn't make any sense.
Will the Liberals reconsider, and restore this important rebate?”