Vancouver Island commits to rail review, not sure of exactly what or how

April 16, 2016

By John McKinley – BC Local News, Campbell River Mirror

Vancouver Island communities want a review of the way Vancouver Island’s rail line is financed and managed.Website Insert Perfect Answer copy

But who will do it, how it will be done and who is going to pay for it remains very much up in the air.

Delegates to the annual Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities conference in Nanaimo voted Sunday to “work with impacted local governments and the ICF board to conduct a financial and governance review of the Island Corridor Foundation.”

The vote came despite the fact the AVICC executive told its members it does not have the ability to conduct such a review in-house and that it may come with a cost.

The ICF is the partnership of regional districts and First Nations that owns the rail corridor. It has been criticized for its transparency, spending, fee policies and progress in restarting passenger rail.

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