oil tanker ban

Joy Thorkelson, president of the United Fisherman’s and Worker’s Union, argues for Bill C-48, the oil tanker moratorium, on April 16 in Prince Rupert. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Concerns over democracy as Senate committee votes to nix oil tanker ban

Critics of the Senate’s recommendation to kill Bill C-48 say it goes against popular will

 

Approximately 30 people gathered outside the Best Western Inn in Terrace in support of Bill C-48, a legislative ban preventing oil tankers from travelling along B.C.’s North Coast. Just down the sidewalk, another group of protestors against the ban were gathered, some carrying “I love oil” signs. (Taylor Bachrach photo)

Northwest B.C. leaders divided over oil tanker ban

Senate hearings in Prince Rupert and Terrace show Bill C-48 is at a crossroads

 

Dennis Patterson, Senator for Nunavut. (Submitted photo)

OP-ED: Striking a balance with the oil tanker moratorium

Dennis Patterson, Senator for Nunavut, on protecting Canada’s environment and economy with Bill C-48

  • Apr 16, 2019

 

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen will speak as a witness at the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act hearing with the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications in Prince Rupert, Tuesday, April 14. (Northern View file photo)

MP Nathan Cullen to testify at oil tanker ban committee hearings

Senators travel to Prince Rupert and Terrace as part of fact-finding mission on Bill C-48

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen will speak as a witness at the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act hearing with the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications in Prince Rupert, Tuesday, April 14. (Northern View file photo)
New legislation proposed by the federal government will ban large oil tankers from stopping or unloading in Haida Gwaii or northern B.C. waters. (Wikimedia Commons)

Senate to hold hearings in northwest B.C. on controversial oil tanker ban

More than 50 witnesses from Old Massett to Nuxalk Nation will speak for or against Bill C-48

New legislation proposed by the federal government will ban large oil tankers from stopping or unloading in Haida Gwaii or northern B.C. waters. (Wikimedia Commons)
New legislation proposed by the federal government will ban large oil tankers from stopping or unloading in Haida Gwaii or northern B.C. waters. (File photo/Black Press)

Oil tanker ban to be reviewed by committee

Indigenous groups for and against Bill C-48 travel to Ottawa to influence the Senate’s decision

New legislation proposed by the federal government will ban large oil tankers from stopping or unloading in Haida Gwaii or northern B.C. waters. (File photo/Black Press)