We hope that the Conservative government will see that it is passed, which is what the polls tell us that a strong majority of British Columbians want."-- Charles Campbell of the Dogwood Initiative in Victoria, saluting a British Columbia MP for her private members bill designed to eliminate oil tanker traffic in coastal waters.
Catherine Bell, the MP for Northern Vancouver Island introduced a private members bill to Parliament just before the House of Commons adjourned for their summer vacation.
Bell’s bill would have oil tanker traffic prohibited from waters of Hecate Strait, Dixon Entrance and Queen Charlotte Sound, a move that would enshrine the voluntary ban that is apparently in place with a more formal edict excluding tankers from coastal waters in British Columbia…
( from the blog a town called podunk, click on the link below to see the entire article atowncalledpodunk.blogspot.com/2 … 4699695659 )-