Senate committee votes down Bill C-48, recommends feds scrap bill

CTV Calgary Staff, CTV News Calgary
Published Wednesday, May 15, 2019 10:41PM MDT
Last Updated Wednesday, May 15, 2019 10:43PM MDT

The Oil Tanker Moratorium Act, Bill C-48, was defeated by a vote of 6-5 Wednesday night at the meeting of the Senate Committee of Transportation and Communications.

If passed, the bill would have prohibited oil tankers from stopping, or unloading crude oil, along the British Columbia coastline.

A detailed report outlining the committee’s recommendation will now be sent to the Senate.