Friday, 23 February 2018 13:58

BC seeks clarification on constitutional rights

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The provincial government will be moving forward with consultation around four bitumen spill safeguards while referring to the courts the outstanding issue around British Columbia's right to protect its coast.  Legal counsel has been retained to prepare a reference to the courts that will seek to reinforce BC's constitutional rights to defend against the risks of a bitumen spill.  In the meantime, consultations are expected to begin soon on the remaining four safeguards:

  • Spill response time
  • Geographic response plans
  • Compensation for loss of public and cultural use of land
  • Application of regulations to marine spills

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