Stop the TMX Pipeline!
People and Planet Before Pipelines and Profit!
INTERSECTION PROTEST ACTION
Wednesday, May 18
Intersection of Lougheed Highway and Gaglardi Way
(One block East of Production Way Skytrain Station)
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1040924316548859
On May 10, 2022, the Federal Liberal government announced that it is providing $10 billion in loan guarantees to the Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) pipeline project. After TMX pipeline costs jumped 70% to the outrageous price tag of $21.4 billion, the Trudeau government announced that there would be no more public money for TMX. However, this subsidy assures that the financial and environmental costs of TMX will continue to fall on the shoulders of people in Canada.
Between 2018 and 2020, Canada provided more public financing to oil and gas companies than any other G20 country. A $10 billion loan guarantee for the climate destroying TMX pipeline is yet another tax-payer subsidy to fossil fuel companies and bankers that reported record-breaking profits in 2021. People in Canada need money for healthcare, education, housing, and social justice, not pipelines that destroy the plant and trample on Indigenous rights!
This Intersection is also located near a TMX construction site, which is only 100 metres away from Burnaby Mountain Secondary School – a clear danger to students and yet more proof that the government of Canada is putting profits before the health and safety of people.
We say no more! Stop the TMX pipeline now! Join Climate Convergence as we set up with signs, banners, and hand out information about about the TMX pipeline and fighting back against the climate crisis!
This will be a socially distant action. Bring a mask.
This event takes place on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the səlil̓wətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Kwikwetlem (kʷikʷəƛ̓əm), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.