Trans Mountain pipeline: Economic prosperity or Submission to Corporate Giants?

Justin Trudeau has been met on his B.C. trip with people protesting the Liberal government’s decision to buy the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline.

Trudeau’s recent decision to purchase the Trans Mountain Pipeline has wreaked controversial chaos; the said pipeline extends between Alberta and B.C. cost. The total purchase of the pipeline along with corresponding infrastructure stands at the valuation of $4.5 billion. The liberal government has also indicated that they could spend more for the pipeline’s expansion.

To some extent, the purchase is said to be financed by the Ottawa. The details of this purchase will be cleared up with Kinder Morgan in confidential negotiations. Trudeau has responded saying that a legislation will be passed by Morgan’s government that will bring oil pipelines — which extend beyond provincial boundaries — into federal jurisdiction.

Pipeline opponents are exposing the government with astounding denouncement of the project that would almost triple the pipeline’s capacity which starts from Edmonton to Burnaby in order to carry bitumen from the oil sands of Alberta to then be exported from Burrard inlet through fuel tankers.

Derek Corrigan, Burnaby Mayor, is one of the opponents of the pipeline project. He raised his concerns recently regarding the effect of multinationals on the present liberal government. He also asserted that Trudeau is backslapping May 31 ultimatum by Morgan.

In his press conference with indigenous leaders, Corrigan interpreted the project as being submission to the corporate giants. He also asserted that they will oppose the project till their last breath.

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Emmy Skylar

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Emmy Skylar started working for Debate Report in 2017. Emmy grew up in a small town in northern Manitoba. But moved to Ontario for university. Before joining Debate Report, Emmy briefly worked as a freelance journalist for CBC News.  She covers politics and the economy.

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