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Shipping & Marine Protection

Liberal

  • Establish 10 new marine conservation areas in the next 5 years.
  • Renew & expand the Coastal Restoration fund.
  • Modernise the Oceans Act to explicitly consider climate change impacts on marine ecosystems & species.
  • Expand the Ghost Gear Program to clean up oceans & coasts.
  • Invest $50M in community shoreline cleanup.
  • Create a national working group on climate-resilient ocean conservation planning.

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Conservative

Re-allow the shipping of oil and petroleum products on the North Coast of British Columbia by repealing Bill C-48.
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NDP

  • Expand marine protected areas.
  • Reduce emissions from shipping & fishing.
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Green

  • Include Indigenous Peoples in all aspects of marine protection site selection, management, & decision-making.
  • Commit permanent funding for marine conservation.
  • Support a ban on deep seabed mining until at least 2030.
  • Implement an Extended Producer Responsibility program for synthetic fishing gear.
  • Set zero-emissions targets for marine vessels by 2040 & ports & inland vessels by 2030.

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