Thursday, January 30, 2014

Manolis L oil disaster raised in Commons: Minister quotes local saying coast guard has done 'awesome job'


I posed the following question on Wednesday, Jan. 29th, in the House of Commons.
Mr. Speaker,

It's been more than 9 months since the Canadian Coast Guard confirmed the source of the oil washing up on the shores of Newfoundland's northeast coast: the sunken paper carrier Manolis L. She went down in 1985 with 500 tons of oil aboard.

The Coast Guard has made attempts to plug the leaks, but the government must move to stop this environmental disaster once and for all.

Everyone agrees that plugging the leaks is a band-aid solution.

Mr. Speaker

Will the Minister of Fisheries tell the people of my province when this oil will be removed?

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