BILL C-48: Trudeau’s Tanker Ban Bill Defeated In Senate Committee

Senate Transport Committee vote ties at 6-6, leading to recommendation that the full Senate NOT proceed with the Tanker Ban.

Justin Trudeau’s Tanker Ban Bill C-48 – which discriminates against the Western Canadian oil industry by banning oil tankers on much of the West Coast while not banning oil tankers carrying foreign oil to the East Coast – has been blocked in a Senate Committee.

The Senate Transport Committee – the committee tasked with studying the legislation – voted 6-6 on whether to move forward with the legislation.

The tie is tantamount to rejecting the bill move forward, and the committee will issue a recommendation that the government not go forward with the legislation.

Many praised the rejection of the terrible bill:

“Very pleased that the Senate Transport Committee has voted to defeat the Trudeau Tanker Ban Bill C-48. This is a victory for common sense & economic growth. Thank-you to Senators for listening to Albertans & respecting fairness in our federation!”

“Bill #C48 has been defeated. The Senate Committee of Transport and Communications recommends that this Bill not proceed. A step forward in the fight to develop Canada‚Äôs resources.”

“Excellent news out of Ottawa. Senate committee, including @Paulatics, has rejected tanker ban of Alberta crude off northwest B.C. coast. Major blow to repulsive and discriminatory Bill C-48 that would have hammered Alberta and First Nations.”

The tanker ban is not officially dead, as the full Senate could still vote for it, and it could be amended and brought back for further votes.

While it would be outrageous for the Senate to reject the recommendation of a Committee – especially considering the massive backlash that the destructive Bill C-48 has caused – nothing can be certain yet.

This is a step towards defeating the terrible legislation, but it is not definitively dead yet.

Spencer Fernando

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peter black

This is a critical component of the EnergyEast veto by Trudope, Butts and Legault. A huge multi million BRIBERY IN KIND to protect SNC arab construction contracts Quebec corruption permeates every function of this Liberal party Treason

shawn harris

The loud screaming along with profanities and stomping of feet sound coming from the PM’s office, is Justin Trudeau having yet another temper tantrum, after learning his vote pandering,reckless, destructive and useless anti oil tanker ban was defeated by the senate. Up next, cue the pathetic , world ending comments and declarations by Trudeau and his trained sycophants, McKenna and other assorted Liberals claiming the world is going up in flames and only the Liberals really truly care about the environment. Not to worry, Trudeau will somehow blame this also on Harper. October can’t come fast enough.

Dave Allsopp


They tried to railroad Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, with NO EVIDENCE!

Watch the next two weeks as they try to recover Bill C-48 and pass it.

I pray that I am totally wrong…

Leo Frey

Well knock me down dead. There is still a little sanity and common sense in our Senate.

Ken (Kulak)

That is good news! Maybe enough people are waking up to the destructive force that this government is.

old white guy

Unfortunately the senate lacks any power to do anything other than issue a press release.


“Land locking” Canadian oil and gas is treason. Of course, when has that ever entered into business decisions? See Lavalin and Bombardier scandals.