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BC First Nations chiefs call for Senate to support supertanker moratorium – iPolitics.ca
by ahnationtalk onDecember 5, 201831 Views
Dec 5, 2018
A delegation of First Nations chiefs from British Columbia descended on Parliament Hill Tuesday with a message for the Senate: If senators allow supertankers through their territory, reconciliation efforts will be sunk.
They’re urging Ottawa to pass Bill C-48, The Oil Tanker Moratorium Act. The government bill received support in the House of Commons in May and is now before the Senate, where it’s running into opposition.
“If you want reconciliation to continue, especially with the Haida, this tanker ban has to be put in place immediately,” said Peter Lantin, president of the Haida Nation and special adviser to Coastal First Nations.