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Billboard’s pipeline claim is false

The government of Alberta billboard on the Pat Bay Highway tells us that “Trans Mountain Pipeline means more money for roads, schools and hospitals.

The government of Alberta billboard on the Pat Bay Highway tells us that “Trans Mountain Pipeline means more money for roads, schools and hospitals.”

The government of Canada has signed a contract to buy the 65-year-old Trans Mountain pipeline for $4.5 billion. Not a single job will be created purchasing Kinder Morgan’s Canadian assets. Demonstrably, this is $4.5 billion less public revenue available to meet Canadian needs.

The billboard’s false claims could be remedied by simply adding two words: “Trans Mountain Pipeline means more money for roads, schools and hospitals in Texas.”

Elizabeth May

MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands