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ISG Senators to propose amending Bill C-48 to allow tanker access to Nisga’a Nation: Sen. Paula Simons

By Peter Mazereeuw      

The amendments would respect the rights of the coastal First Nation and give Alberta hope for exporting heavy oil from the coast, says the Independent Senator from Alberta.

Transport Minister Marc Garneau has said he is not open to amendments that undermine the purpose of Bill C-48: to prevent an increase in oil tanker traffic to and from ports along the ecologically-sensitive northern B.C. coast. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

PARLIAMENT HILL—A group of Independent Senators is getting ready to propose two amendments to the government’s controversial ban on oil tankers docking on the B.C. coast to allow pipeline and tanker access to the Nisga’a First Nation, says Independent Alberta Senator Paula Simons.

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