GARNEAU SAYS HE'S OPEN TO AMENDMENTS AS OPPOSITION TO B.C. TANKER BAN BILL MOUNTS

THE FEDERAL LIBERAL GOVERNMENT IS PUSHING FOR AN OIL TANKER BAN IN THE WATERS OFF THE NORTHERN B.C.

TRANSPORT MINISTER MARC GARNEAU TOLD THE SENATE COMMITTEE STUDYING THE LIBERAL GOVERNMENT'S B.C.

He said that would be like allowing one table to smoke in a non-smoking section of a restaurant, since a spill on water can't be confined to one area.

Transport Minister Marc Garneau told the Senate committee studying the Liberal government's B.C. oil tanker ban bill today that he is open to amendments to Bill C-48 as long as they preserve the bill's stated purpose: to...

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