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September 24th, 2019

Trudeau Plows Over His B.C. MPs to Build Pipeline

Before the 2015 election, Justin Trudeau and his Liberal candidates talked a good game about involving communities in approving major resource projects like the Trans Mountain expansion.

Trudeau told Canadians “governments may be able to issue permits, but only communities can grant permission.”

Liberal Burnaby North-Seymour MP Terry Beech told constituents “no project can go ahead without the support of the community and without the support of partner First Nations.”

After the election, Justin Trudeau broke his promise to communities and approved Trans Mountain anyway – and Liberal MPs did nothing to stop him.

Liberal MPs like Joyce Murray, Hedy Fry, Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, and Terry Beech complained that Trudeau’s decision would make it difficult for them to be re-elected, but did nothing to stand up for British Columbians and stop Trans Mountain from going ahead.

Jagmeet and New Democrats will listen to people and communities and stop the pipeline expansion.