Senate vote a win for BC’s coastal communities (Vancouver, BC) June 20, 2019 – The Coastal First Nations (CFN) applauds the Senate’s vote in support of Bill C-48, the Oil…
CFN-GBI supports the federal government’s request that the Senate pass Bill C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act, in its amended form so that northern BC waters will be safe from oil spills.
Hear from some of the many people throughout the North and Central Coast and Haida Gwaii speaking out in support of Bill C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act.
In an open letter to Parliamentarians, Coastal First Nations president Chief Marilyn Slett says Canadian senators must respect the will of voters as expressed in the 2015 election and pass Bill C-48 banning oil tankers from Canada’s north Pacific coast.
CFN-GBI urge the Senate to pass Bill C-48 and permanently ban large oil tankers in the Pacific North Coast.
Coastal leaders tell Senators that opponents of Bill C-48 should move on and focus instead on helping to create a sustainable economy.
Marilyn Slett, CFN-GBI President and Chief Councillor for the Heiltsuk Nation, urges politicians to pass Bill C-48 to permanently ban large oil tankers in our territories.
Coastal Shellfish, a bustling First Nations-owned aquaculture facility in Prince Rupert, may produce loads of fresh, tasty Great Bear Scallops, but the positive spin-offs from this operation go far deeper.
The second First Nations’ National Guardians Gathering in Vancouver provides a platform for learning from each other and an opportunity to elevate guardian interests nationwide.