Tory premiers ‘playing games’ with national unity in letter opposing C-69: Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says conservative premiers are “playing games” with national unity by threatening the country’s future if they don’t get their way on two environmental bills. The six premiers said in a letter to Trudeau Monday that he…

Kenney ‘disappointed’ by Senate decision to restore ‘tanker ban bill’

June 7 2019 4:43pm Jason Kenney responds to the Senate decision to keep proposed tanker ban legislation — Bill C-48 – alive. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp…

Tanker ban bill: What it means, who is for and against it, and what’s next

The so-called tanker ban bill – officially called Bill C-48 or the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act – is one step closer to becoming law after the Senate rejected a recommendation to dismiss the bill. Here are the basics of the…

Senate votes to reject B.C. tanker ban bill report — now, the bill will proceed

Canada’s Senate has voted to not to accept a report from its transportation and communications committee that was sharply critical of Bill C-48, legislation to formalize a moratorium on oil tanker traffic in northern B.C. waters. The vote means that…

Alberta premier applauds Senate committee’s decision to reject tanker ban

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is calling for a full-court press to kill Ottawa’s proposed B.C. coast tanker ban now that it has been defeated in a Senate committee. Kenney says he hopes the full Senate will follow the lead of…

Senate committee examining amendments to Bill C-69

Proposed changes to Bill C-69 will be going under the microscope Tuesday, as a Senate committee examines amendments. Independent, Liberal and Conservative senators are among the groups presenting amendments in the clause-by-clause review of the over 400-page bill. “It’s going…

Notley urges senators to toss Bill C-48 ‘in the garbage’

NDP Leader Rachel Notley is urging the Senate to toss the federal government’s bill to ban tankers off the British Columbia coast “in the garbage.” Notley says the proposed law is discriminatory because it wouldn’t be able to stop international…