Recap: Reaction to the approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion – Vancouver Sun

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201988 Views

Project Reconciliation — an Indigenous-led organization that aims to buy a majority share in the pipeline — commended the government Tuesday on its consultation record.

June 19, 2019

The federal government has backed the controversial twinning of the Trans Mountain pipeline.

At a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the twinning of the pipeline would create “thousands of middle class jobs” and would give Canada access to markets beyond the United States (which buys 99 per cent of Canada’s energy exports).

“Our government has newly approved the Trans Mountain expansion project,” Trudeau said, adding all government revenues from the project would go to Canada’s clean energy transition.

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