- Maurice E. Adams
- September 27, 2013 - 11:18
So, when it comes to getting their share of the profits from the sale of oil production, Canada will apply to extend its jurisdiction outside 200 miles. Yet when it comes to extending its jurisdiction for much of its pollution prevention legislation and Canada's duty to establish appropriate mitigation measures, Canada (and this provincial government) is content to limit key federal legislation to Canada's 12-mile territorial sea. If the coastal state and this province is prepared to reap the rewards, it should fully accept its responsibility under international law to establish applicable pollution prevention and vessel traffic management mitigation measures.