There was ‘quite a backlash’ over the original plan to only go to B.C. for the oil tanker ban study, says Transport Committee chair Sen. David Tkachuk.
The Senate’s Transport and Communications Committee, chaired by Conservative Sen. David Tkachuk, will now be going to Alberta and Saskatchewan for its study of Bill C-48, which would ban oil tankers off B.C.'s north coast. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The Senate committee studying the Liberals’ proposed oil tanker ban for northern British Columbia waters has reversed course, and will now travel to Prairie provinces as part of its work.
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In seeking to contrast his party with the Conservatives, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau leaned on familiar attacks, invoking the spectre of the Harper government’s decade in office and the unpopular Ford government.