16 Apr '18, 6pm

Trudeau Pledges Taxpayer Money, New Laws to Salvage Controversial Pipeline

Protest in Burnaby Mountain in BC on April 7. Protect the Inlet / Flickr Trudeau Pledges Taxpayer Money, New Laws to Salvage Controversial Pipeline Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Sunday he is ready to offer financial aid and new legislation to push forward the contentious Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion that will triple production of tar sands going from Alberta to British Columbia. Houston-based developer Kinder Morgan has threatened to scrap the $7.4 billion (USD $5.9 billion) project unless political and legal opposition is resolved by May 31. The energy giant's move came after fierce opposition from environmental activists and Indigenous groups, as well as escalating tension between the Albertan and British Columbian governments. But after a meeting with the premiers of Alberta and British Columbia on Sunday, Trudeau insisted the project will go ahead. "...

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