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07/09/2010

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It does matter what the world thinks but Canada must ensure adequate evenly and fairly applied rules. The passage is right through Canadian islands and internal waters. Those waters are all close to land. They are internal to canada by geography and by historic use. If a ship is unsafe in these waters or isnt a strong enough vessel then it will be denied passage by Canadian authorities and rightly so. Canada, its environment and canadians will suffer over time from many disasters that were preventable otherwise. We can assume that even with good rules and practices there will be accidents, however thankfully, much fewer in number. One oil spill of size will be extremely bad for the North. We are talking about as pristeen an environment as they come.That is why there is no other way for Canada to proceed. Canadians expect no less from our government.
Kerry

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