The NDP critic for BC Ferries says the government needs to review how the corporation is funded.

The government praised the corporation for announcing that a fuel rebate will be introduced on April 1st that will off-set the upcoming fare increase.

MLA for the North Island, Claire Trevena, says while it is good that customers are getting a break this year, the overall funding for ferries needs to be reviewed.

Trevena says it’s time to see the government start to treat ferries like a part of the provincial highway system.