Ask Chrystia Freeland to build a clean post-COVID economy, not Trans Mountain


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Chrystia Freeland: Rethink Trans Mountain

As smoke from unprecedented wildfires chokes the West Coast, and more than 100 Canadian economists sound the alarm about Trans Mountain’s broken business case, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland has a choice: keep pouring fuel on the fire, or free up billions of dollars for post-pandemic recovery.

With the throne speech just around the corner and a possible federal election on the horizon, the new Finance Minister has a golden opportunity to show us what she’s made of.

Building a heavy oil pipeline in the post-COVID age ignores science and economics. It’s the kind of head-in-the-sand decision we expect from someone like Jason Kenney or new Conservative leader Erin O’Toole.

COVID-19 has changed the economic playing field, and the person in charge of Canada’s financial health should be able to recognize Trans Mountain doesn’t make sense anymore.

Tell the Finance Minister to make the smart choice: redirect the billions of dollars Canada is set to waste on Trans Mountain to clean energy projects that will build the resilient economy of the future.

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