In May 2017, Canada's federal government introduced Bill C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act. The new legislation would prohibit any vessel carrying more than 12,500 tonnes of crude or persistent oil from using any port or marine installation on BC’s north coast in Hecate Strait, Dixon Entrance and Queen Charlotte Sound. It was tabled for second reading in October 2017.
This open letter expresses strong support for Bill C-48 on behalf of a broad range of groups including northerners, Indigenous organizations, local governments, labour unions and environmental groups.
To read more about the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act, please see: