Have you heard the news? The Trudeau government just tabled legislation to potentially ratify the new trade deal with the U.S. and Mexico. There are still things wrong with the deal, but you may not know about one of them – how the new NAFTA facilitates government subsidies and special protections for the Trans Mountain pipeline.
Why does this matter? You own the Trans Mountain pipeline.
In a new ground-breaking Council of Canadians report, Gordon Laxer, political economist, prolific author and professor emeritus at the University of Alberta, shows how much money Canadian taxpayers are now on the hook for with the Trans Mountain pipeline. He will be in Ottawa to speak about the financial implications of the pipeline and – even more concerning – the climate implications.
This pipeline project could add 13 to 15 megatonnes of carbon emissions to the atmosphere, which would be like adding almost 3.8 million cars on the road. This will make it impossible for us to meet our climate targets at a time when an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is saying we have only 11 years to act decisively in order to avert climate catastrophe.
Join me and learn more about the Trudeau government’s Trans Mountain billion dollar buyout, actions that are happening all across the country to stop this pipeline expansion project, and ways you can get involved.
We hope to see you there – bring a friend!