Granted, this is from the editorial board of the Nanaimo Daily News, and not the Calgary Herald (or even the Vancouver Sun), but still, someone get the devil some ice skates:
While the [BC] government has provided the subsidy [overpaid BC Ferries CEO David] Hahn said that B.C. Ferries needed, the news about continued falling ridership has to be seen as a sign that this is a service badly in need of being returned to where it belongs – as a public service. [emphasis mine]
The paper has many harsh words for premier Christy Clark for failure to take real action over falling ridership and skyrocketing fares at BC Ferries. It further criticizes NDP leader Adrian Dix for not yet stating his plan to fix the agency. Hopefully, once the election is on we’ll hear it.