The sinking of the Queen of the North has caused a titanic political problem with the Liberal government, in particular with Gordon Campbell. We all know the decision to dump the three Fast Cat Ferries at a huge loss to the provincial taxpayers was strictly political to try to embarrass the former NDP government. Is that now a haunting decision?
Most experts seem to agree that pressing those idle ships into service is the answer to a fast fix to the problems of Prince Rupert and the communities along our north coast. Prince Rupert could lose years of work on their crucial tourist business if no one can get there this summer. The Fast Cats with very little modification could easily provide that service. Of course we'd have to lease them back from the current owner. In reality, rent something we already owned because of the spite of our premier.
So now we'll see if the logical and cheapest ways of aiding our northern people can be effected or whether Gordon Campbell will continue his political vindictiveness against the NDP at the cost of Prince Rupert's economy.
Karma in spades.