Inquiry to examine "fast ferries" debacle

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VICTORIA, B.C. — The last of the B.C. Liberals 21 election promises will be fulfilled today, when they open an inquiry into B.C. Ferries’ fast ferries debacle.

Much to the delight of the trucking industry, the Liberals have followed through on their promises to repeal business taxes and scrap photo radar.

An independent public inquiry will examine what went wrong when B.C. Ferries sunk millions into the so-called "fast ferries" that are now up for sale. B.C. Ferries’ management will also be under the microscope.

The ferries, which are sitting idle may be sold for scrap metal. Many observers say the province would have been better served by two normal ferries that would be much more efficient.

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