â€œBritish Columbians are waking up today, imagining if this had been a fully loaded super tanker, and thinking about the devastation it could have done to fishing resources, First Nations communities, and our environment,â€� Cullen said. â€œTheyâ€™re wondering why their prime minister hasnâ€™t yet acted on his solemn promise to protect our coast.â€�
In November of last year the Trudeau Liberals promised to implement a moratorium on tankers for B.C.â€™s North Coast, the Prime Minister even included the commitment in his mandate letter to the Minister of Transport. But over the last year Liberals have met with Enbridge seventy-seven times and recently federal officials have gone silent.
â€œThis should be the Liberalsâ€™ final wake-up call,â€� said Cullen. â€œItâ€™s time for this government to come through on their promise made to British Columbians. Itâ€™s time for a permanent crude oil tanker ban on BCâ€™s North Coast.â€�
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