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Hahn attacks Tyee's BC Ferries "gas guzzlers" story

In a radio appearance today, B.C. Ferry Services Inc. president and CEO David Hahn challenged the accuracy of a recent Tyee story.

B.C. Almanac host Mark Forsythe noted that even some B.C. Ferries employees refer to the new German-built Super C-class ships as “gas guzzlers.”

Hahn responded, “"That's from The Tyee, and we can't believe anything they publish."

The original story was based on an internal B.C. Ferries e-mail from Barbara Britton-Wilson, the director of catering services, to the catering departments on 16 ships.

In that e-mail Britton-Wilson used the term "gas guzzlers", instructing employees to stop using the phrase in reference to the new Super C-class ships.

Here is that e-mail.

With a file from Crawford Kilian.

Andrew MacLeod is The Tyee’s Legislative Bureau Chief in Victoria. Reach him here.

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