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Senators drafting ‘corridor’ amendments to tanker ban bill, despite Garneau’s warnings

By Peter Mazereeuw      

Independent and Conservative Senators are drawing up amendments to create a shipping corridor for oil tankers along the northern B.C. coast, despite the Transport minister’s rejection of that idea last month.

Senators on both sides of the aisle are mulling ways to amend Bill C-48, Transport Minister Marc Garneau's, centre, effort to formalize a ban on oil tankers carrying unrefined oil to and from ports along the northern B.C. coast. The bill has big implications for the government's environmental record, overseen by Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, left, and Canada's natural resource sector, overseen by Resource Minister Amarjeet Sohi, right. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Independent and Conservative Senators are working on amendments to the government’s controversial bill to ban oil tankers from ports along most of the B.C. coast, despite Transport Minister Marc Garneau’s signal to the Senate in May that the government didn’t want to compromise on the core elements of the bill.

Peter Mazereeuw

Peter Mazereeuw is a deputy editor for The Hill Times covering politics, legislation, and the Senate.
- peter@hilltimes.com


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