Senators weighing limits on Liberal tanker ban; government ‘amenable’ to changes to C-69, says Sen. Simons
By Peter MazereeuwApr. 15, 2019
Bill C-48 would ‘basically trap Alberta oil,’ says Independent Alberta Senator Paula Simons.
Conservative Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu, left, and Independent Senator Paula Simons both say they have concerns about the oil tanker ban for B.C.'s northern coast imposed by Bill C-48. Both are members of the Senate Transport Committee, which is currently reviewing the bill. Conservative Senator David Tkachuk is the committee chair. The Hill Times file photographs, photo courtesy of Senator Paula Simons
Senators on the House Transport Committee are talking about amending the government’s bill to ban oil tanker traffic from B.C.’s north coast, C-48, to carve out exempted areas where oil tankers can operate, say two members of the committee.
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