Letter: Invest in green recovery plan, not pipeline

Letter: Invest in green recovery plan, not pipeline

Writer argues Trans Mountain pipeline investment a step backwards

In 2018, the Trudeau government purchased the Trans Mountain pipeline, a massive fossil fuel expansion project that lacks Indigenous consent and would be a disaster for our climate.

On top of that, the pipeline is costing the public tens of billions of dollars in the middle of a global pandemic and economic recession.

Imagine all the things this money could do instead?

For a fraction of that amount, the Trudeau government could end boil-water advisories in Indigenous communities once and for all. For less than a billion dollars, the Trudeau government could provide PPE to protect teachers and school staff from the COVID-19 transmission.

We are in a pivotal moment. We need our government to be brave and we need them to prioritize a green recovery from this time of hardship. A recovery plan that helps us build back better is a plan that invests in our communities and builds resilience for the future.

Investing billions in a climate-wrecking pipeline is taking us in the opposite direction.

Read more: Trans Mountain pipeline: Is it worth the risk?

Read more: Trans Mountain pipeline work proceeds with COVID-19 restrictions

Shanta McBain

Trans Mountain pipeline

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