NDP MP Pushes Prime Minister for Action on Abandoned Vessels
April 12th, 2017 - 5:15pm
OTTAWA – There's still no action from the Liberal government on its promise to protect Canada’s coasts from abandoned vessels, Nanaimo—Ladysmith MP Sheila Malcolmson found today as she questioned the Prime Minister in the House of Commons.
As the six-month anniversary of Parliament's unanimous motion to clean up abandoned vessels approaches, Malcolmson says the Liberal government’s inaction is becoming increasingly unacceptable.
“Coastal communities have been calling for action to protect waterways from abandoned vessels for decades.
The six month deadline on the government’s latest promise is two weeks away, and the Transport Minister’s answer from yesterday was old news with no impact.
Sunday, coastal communities passed an emergency resolution to support my abandoned vessel legislation.
Will the Prime Minister support our bill to protect our treasured coast, so communities can stop carrying this burden?”