Trudeau’s Oil Tanker Ban Bill Slammed By Senate Committee As “Divisive & Discriminatory”

“This is not just a matter of dampening the economic interests of specific provinces. It is a nationally corrosive and divisive policy which pits one region against another, inflaming separatist sentiment and stoking a misplaced resentment of Indigenous Canadians,” says Senate report.

The Senate Transport Committee has issued a report slamming the Trudeau government’s Bill C-48, also known as the tanker ban bill.

In a report written by the chair of the committee – Conservative Senator David Tkachuk – the bill is slammed as being divisive and hurting Canada’s national unity.

“This is not just a matter of dampening the economic interests of specific provinces. It is a nationally corrosive and divisive policy which pits one region against another, inflaming separatist sentiment and stoking a misplaced resentment of Indigenous Canadians,” the report says.

The ban on tankers carrying diluted bitumen from Alberta’s oilsands appears to be “intentionally designed to damage the economy of western Canada,” rendering the bill “both divisive and discriminatory,” the report adds, going on to say that “targeting one region of Canada for economic punishment is unconstitutional and destructive to the fabric of Canadian federalism.”

The report echoes the messaging of Andrew Scheer, who has ripped the Trudeau government for dividing Canadians and risking our national unity by blocking the expansion of such an important industry in the Canadian West.

The Transport Committee had previously voted 6-6 for a motion calling for the tanker ban bill to scrapped. And under Senate rules, the 6-6 tie means that the recommendation of the committee is that the Senate reject it.

Now, it is up to the full Senate to either reject the bill entirely, pass it with amendments, or pass it without changes.

If the government choses the last option and passes it without any amendments, then it will further divide our already divided nation, and put Canadians national unity even more at risk.

Spencer Fernando

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Jen

Whether the Senate makes a few changes to the bill. Trudeau Gov would still defeat it.

Ben Eby

It about the men used their God-given brains a stood up to the outrageous policies of this mere boy.

GarletFarlet

Worst
Government
EVER

Dominic

It looks like Gerald Butt’s strategy to shut down the Canadian oil industry is being implemented. If the Liberals impose what is effectively an oil tanker embargo on Canada, then there won’t be a need for pipelines to get oil or natural gas for that matter, to the coast. Who knows, maybe the Liberals might try banning the import of heavy oil production equipment as well citing some phony reason like the protection of Canadian made equipment manufacturers. Once Trudeau is finished with the West Coast and Alberta, he may attack the Newfoundland oil industry as well. Quebec is seething… Read more »

William Roberts

Thats why we need an elected Senate .Drama Boy I’m sure has positioned the Liberals in the Senate to get the votes he needs to pass any bill that ends up there.

NancyW

Interestingly amazing the independent Lieberal senators figured it out finally I hope, BC and Quebec have already divided from Canada and the rest of the provinces have just been kowtowing to them (and now they need to figure out that there has to be equal fair laws right across Canada that everyone is protected and included in the same, not special protection laws just for “special groups” and provinces would help unite and integrate all Canadians, instead of separating us into quarreling tribes or separate us into this pan Canada ). Canadians must be able to work together to build… Read more »