An advanced copy of next month's edition of BC Political Insider, obtained exclusively by Public Eye, reveals there may be more troubled waters ahead for British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. According to newsletter co-founder and former provincial Liberal communications director Ian Jessop, "While a small group of MLAs are opposed to (the company's) decision to have two super-C-class ferries built in Germany or Finland, their ranks may increase when they find out that some of the smaller ferries will be built in Europe too. A source tells BC Political Insider that the smaller ferries currently servicing the Gulf Islands need replacing and they will be built in Poland. That announcement has yet to be made public."
July 30, 2004