Ask Chrystia Freeland to build a clean post-COVID economy, not Trans Mountain
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As the West Coast reels from unprecedented wildfires, 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.
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.
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.
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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