Friday, 18 October 2019 15:16

Heading to the polls – Party Platforms on Marine Issues



The Chamber of Shipping has released an open letter to the Federal Party leaders in advance of next week’s election to ensure that the priorities are included in the transition books following the post-election period. Below are some of the marine related issues noted by the main parties during the election campaign:


  • Continue aggressive approach to oceans conservation
    • 20% by 2025 & 30% by 2030
  • Legislate targets to address climate change
  • Infrastructure funds to continue for major projects


  • Launch a national energy corridor initiative
  • Repeal Bill C-69, the Impact Assessment Act
  • Repeal Bill C-48, the Tanker moratorium Act
  • Scrap the Canada Infrastructure Bank
  • Prioritize funding for key projects including George Massey Tunnel replacement

New Democratic Party

  • Protect at least 30 per cent of our land, freshwater, and oceans by 2030
  • Ban ships from anchoring in the Southern Gulf Islands
  • Increase funding for BC Ferries by $30 million
  • Create a $40 million coastal protection fund
  • Abandon the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project

Green Party

  • Protect at least 30 per cent of freshwaters, oceans and land by 2030
  • Cancel the Trans Mountain pipeline
  • Not approve any new pipelines, or coal, oil or gas drilling or mining, including offshore wells
  • Phase out bitumen production between 2030 and 2035



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