Friday, 12 May 2017 13:27

Minister Garneau tables legislation on moratorium

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Today, the Transport Minister, the Honourable Marc Garneau introduced Bill C-48, the proposed Oil Tanker Moratorium Act in Parliament. This Act delivers on the Prime Minister’s election promise to formalize a crude oil tanker moratorium on British Columbia’s north coast.  This move together with attempts to ban other export commodities through our west coast gateways is a concern, and the tabling of the moratorium legislation sets a negative precedent in the banning of specific commodities only in BC's north coast in the absence of full consultation or clear evidence to support the move.  The Chamber of Shipping has issued a press release expressing disappointment with the proposed legislation.  

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