It’s official: we’re in a climate emergency. But the federal government is trying to build a dirty oil pipeline with our tax dollars.
Prime Minister Trudeau has the nerve to claim any money Canada earns from Trans Mountain will be spent on clean energy. But there’s not a shred of proof this dead-end project will ever turn a profit, and plenty to suggest that taxpayers could be on the hook for big losses.
The Tsilhqot’in were the first Indigenous nation in Canada to prove title to their territory in the Supreme Court. But five years later, they still have to fight for companies to respect them on their own land.
Raging wildfires and record floods are hammering our country. Evacuations and air quality warnings are becoming the new normal. And the companies fuelling the climate emergency are using our money to do it.
While everyday people struggle to get by, Canadian politicians give billions of dollars in handouts and tax breaks to oil, coal and gas companies each year. Our precious public resources should be making people’s lives better and tackling the climate crisis, not lining the pockets of CEOs.
Last summer, Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government gave $4.4 billion to Kinder Morgan executives in Houston. They still won’t tell Canadians how much more taxpayer money they plan to waste on the Trans Mountain expansion.
Now, President of the Treasury Board and Vancouver Quadra MP Joyce Murray has a choice: Will she spend billions of public dollars on an oil tanker project she previously opposed? Or will she find the courage to stand up for B.C.?
Remember the Mount Polley mine disaster? It’s worse than you thought. The company responsible is now pumping untreated mine waste straight into Quesnel Lake. Not only has Imperial Metals never faced fines or charges, they’re still polluting this prime sockeye salmon lake.
From floods to fires, climate change is putting people’s homes and livelihoods at risk. But Justin Trudeau just approved the Trans Mountain pipeline – and he plans to build it with $10 billion of our money.