Friday, 29 March 2019 09:03

Industries United in Concerns Regarding Proposed Tanker Moratorium, Bill C-48

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This week, the Chamber partnered with three prominent national industry associations in a joint OpEd (paywall) that was carried nationally in the Globe and Mail. This followed a joint appearance by the Chamber and the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers on February 26 before the Senate’s Standing Committee on Transportation and Communications. The legislation proposes prohibiting the export of oil from the B.C. North Coast and did not include a formal risk assessment in its development. Ironically, the legislation would not prohibit the transit of tankers through the coastal waters of B.C. The Senate Committee will continue its review of the bill in April, including holding hearings in B.C. the week of April 22.



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