Climate leaders don’t buy pipelines.
They don’t expand them.
They don’t triple bitumen exports.
The Trudeau government agreed to do all three.
Jenny Kwan and the NDP strongly oppose the purchase and expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline.
- It disregards the right of Indigenous peoples to say no to any project affecting their lands, territories or other resources.
- It increases greenhouse gas emissions, making it impossible to meet Canada’s global climate targets.
- It means inevitable bitumen oil spills that put Canada’s environment, coastlines, waterways, and wildlife at risk.
- It threatens thousands of good-quality jobs in Canada’s marine and tourism industry.
- It requires massive public funds to build - over $15 billion- and employs only 60 new positions after completion.
Instead of spending billions of public dollars on fossil fuel infrastructure and subsidies, Canada should invest in clean, renewable energy sources that create good quality, long-lasting jobs for today's workers and the next generation.