Canada introduces law to ban tankers off north British Columbia


Canada's Liberal government has introduced legislation for a moratorium on oil tanker traffic along the northern coast of the British Columbia province, the country's transport department said on May 12, delivering on an election promise. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ordered the ban soon after the election in 2015, in which he took power on a pledge to balance resource development with protecting the environment. The bill will likely pass because Trudeau's Liberals hold a majority in Parliament.