Author: Fabian Derkowitz

Ottawa to Ban St. Lawrence River Oil Tankers to Save Right Whale

OTTAWA—Canada’s Minister of Transport Marc Garneau (Lib: Westmount) and Canada’s Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Dominic LeBlanc (Lib: Beauséjour) announced today that the Government’s Bill C-48 (the “Oil Tanker Moratorium Act”) will be amended to preclude oil tanker traffic in the St. Lawrence River. The amendment has been the result of efforts to save the North Atlantic right whale from extinction. The original bill applied only to northern British Columbia and was designed by Gary Butts and others in the Prime Minister’s office to cripple the Alberta oil industry. Not including the St. Lawrence in the moratorium was widely seen...

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