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Federal oil tanker ban bill defeated in Senate, but legislation not dead – CTV News

May 16, 2019

OTTAWA — A federal ban on tanker traffic off British Columbia’s north coast has been defeated in a Senate committee.

On a 6-6 vote, the Senate’s transportation and communications committee rejected Bill C-48 Wednesday night.

The committee’s five Conservative senators voted against it, joined by Alberta independent Paula Simons.

Five other independents and one self-identified Liberal voted in favour.

When the result was clear — a tie vote means whatever is being proposed fails — the bill’s opponents applauded briefly in the Senate committee room.

“The bill is defeated,” declared the committee’s chairman, Saskatchewan Conservative Sen. David Tkachuk.

Read More: https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/federal-oil-tanker-ban-bill-defeated-in-senate-but-legislation-not-dead-1.4424584

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