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VANCOUVER -- A group representing hundreds of businesses in the Vancouver Island tourism mecca of Tofino, B.C., is criticizing the B.C. Chamber of Commerce for its stand on the Northern Gateway pipeline project.
Earlier this month, the chamber released the results of a poll that found 47 per cent of British Columbians support the pipeline. It also released a letter that declared its "strong support" for the oil pipeline back in August.
Gord Johns of the Tofino-Long Beach Chamber of Commerce says the provincial organization doesn't speak for his more than 300 members who rely on clean and healthy oceans to survive. He says his west coast of Vancouver Island community experienced an oil spill back in December 1988, and his chamber doesn't endorse a project that increases the risk to habitat.
A federal joint-review panel recently released a report endorsing the proposed pipeline but with 209 conditions.
-- The Canadian Press