From The Vancouver Sun
The Trudeau government faces several potential legal hurdles as Transport Minister Marc Garneau begins formal consultations in B.C. this week on the development of a north coast crude oil tanker ban, say experts.
One is the risk that a ban could interfere with the international right of “innocent passage” that allows vessels from other countries to pass through Canada’s territorial waters.
Garneau acknowledged in an interview Monday that the innocent passage right is something the new federal ban will have to take into account.
“We’ll make sure we’re respecting the different laws,” he said.