John Duncan

John Duncan’s position on oil tanker traffic on the North Island

John Duncan supports oil tanker traffic on the North Coast.

Our Conservative party’s number one priority remains the economy, which we will balance with responsible environmental stewardship. Oil and gas tankers go into and out of Vancouver every day. Oil and gas tankers have more than 100 movements a year along the BC coast to service our coastal industries and communities. Prince Rupert and Kitimat are increasingly important ports for international trade and their industrial infrastructure will increasingly resemble the Port of Vancouver. Transport Canada has rigorous standards in place for tankers and we expect them to be met at all times. If any company breaks the rules we will hold them to account. Transport Canada inspects every Tanker that comes into a B.C. Port at least once a year. Offshore tankers have been successfully monitored since the 1970s. Annually, more than 1,000 tankers abide by the Tanker Exclusion Zone. There are no reports of non-compliance. Our Conservative party has no plans to re-open the 1988 Exclusion Zone on tankers travelling between Alaska and Washington State.


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