Hey Trudeau! Cancel the TMX Pipeline Now!
People & Planet Before Pipelines & Profit!

Wednesday, June 5
Brunette Highway 1 Overpass
(Near Braid Sky Train Station)
New Westminster/Coquitlam
For more info:
604-518-7361 or climateconvergence604@gmail.com

On May 1, 2024 the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) gave the climate destroying Trans Mountain pipeline expansion (TMX) the final rubber-stamp approval it needed to begin operation. We must unite and raise our voices loud and clear:
Trudeau, Cancel the TMX pipeline now!

As Amy Janswood, an assistant professor of political science at McGill University wrote in an article in the Conversation – “Abandoning the project would be politically disastrous for the liberals with an upcoming federal election. However, it will be economically disastrous regardless – the question is for whom.”

The Trudeau Liberal government bought the existing Trans Mountain pipeline and the expansion project in 2018. At that time, TMX had a price tag of $4.5 billion and a completion date of the end of 2019. The final price tag for TMX, which is being funded by taxpayers in Canada, is more then 500% over-budget at $34 billion. This is huge and unjust burden on tax-payers in Canada, and any potential future Indigenous owners.

TMX in full operation will mean triple the amount of bitumen (incredibly toxic oil) running though crucial salmon and wildlife habitats, as well as precious forest and farmland. The additional volume running through the TMX pipeline increases the risks of catastrophic oil spills and escalates the risk for devastating fires at the Sumas and Burnaby Mountain tank farms, especially when we know how many corners were cut in order to save time and money during construction. On top of this, it will increase the number of oil tankers in Burrard inlet by seven times, causing irreparable harm to the Salish Sea life, including the already endangered southern resident Orcas.

Despite these horrible financial and environmental costs, the Trudeau Liberal government has continued to support this project, trampling all over Indigenous rights as they gave TMX approval after approval. We continue to say, no way!

Stop TMX!
We demand People & Planet Before Pipelines & Profit!
System Change, Not Climate Change!

This event takes place on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the səlil̓wətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Qayqayt, and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.