Trudeau finds out that Canadians don’t support his party on the TMX Pipeline

Canadians Are Furious At Justin Trudeau For Approving The Trans Mountain Pipeline

The TMX extension plan comes a day after Canada declared a climate emergency.

Teddy Elliot1 day agoUpdated on June 18 @ 06:43 PM2.0K

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This morning, we brought you the news that Canada just declared a National Climate Emergency. The House of Commons passed a resolution that officially declares climate change an urgent crisis that is dangerous to all Canadians. 

For the past couple of weeks, Trudeau and his Liberal government have made clear their firm stances on their environmental commitments. Along with Monday’s resolution, Canada is set to ban single-use plastics by 2021. 

However, less than a day after Canada announced a National Climate Emergency, Justin Trudeau and the Liberals announced that they would go ahead with the expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline

The controversial $7.4 billion dollar project is set to begin this year and already, Canadians are furious at Justin Trudeau’s decision.

Twitter Moments@TwitterMoments

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet have approved the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. https://twitter.com/i/events/1141082303856168960 …634:51 PM – Jun 18, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacyTrudeau and his cabinet approve the Trans Mountain expansion project57 people are talking about this

Many Canadians on social media are understandably angry about this decision as they feel Trudeau is re-negging on promises made during his time as Prime Minister. 

Lisa @buffalo_road

Canada just announced a climate emergency and the Trudeau government passes the trans mountain pipeline. I’ve never been more disgusted to be Canadian.45:15 PM – Jun 18, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacySee Lisa ‘s other Tweets

James L Turk@jameslturk

24 hours after declaring a climate emergency, the Trudeau government announced it will be moving forward with the climate-polluting Trans Mountain pipeline. This will ensure the expansion of the Alberta tar sands Canada’s largest source of greenhouse gas emissions. Shame Justin!35:42 PM – Jun 18, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacySee James L Turk’s other Tweets

Trudeau says that the project will help bring stable and gainful jobs that will improve Canada’s middle-class. Alberta’s government is especially happy about the decision because it affects them the most. 

CBC News Alerts@CBCAlerts · Jun 18, 2019Replying to @CBCAlerts

PM: Pipeline decision not about ‘whether’ more oil should be produced but ‘where’ it is sold. Says oil transport by rail has doubled in recent years, says pipelines are less dangerous, cause less pollution. Says reaching more markets means more money to help meet climate goals.

CBC News Alerts@CBCAlerts

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney welcomes federal approval of Trans Mountain pipeline, calls it another step in a process that has lasted ‘too long.’ Says success can only be declared when project is completed. ‘We’re happy with today’s decision, but now let’s get it built.’215:49 PM – Jun 18, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacySee CBC News Alerts’s other Tweets

Trudeau also says that the profits and sales accrued by the project will all go to fund sustainable energy projects that will help move Canada away from fossil fuels.

Univrsle@univrsle

While I am not a fan of pipelines….I resent the populist notion that we can just shut-down oil and gas and everything will all be hunky dory. The pipeline however should be thought of as a stop gap, not a second life and it’s time for the industry to think transition. #cdnpoli2715:40 PM – Jun 18, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy90 people are talking about this


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Canadians are also concerned about the welfare of the many First Nations tribes surrounding the immediate area.

Pam Palmater@Pam_Palmater

While all attention on @JustinTrudeau Trans Mountain pipeline announcement, keep in mind extractive industry responsible 4 sexualized violence vs Indigenous women & girls in Canada, US & worldwide. Yes to Trans Mountain = yes to continued #genocide #MMIWG https://soundcloud.com/pampalmater/genocide-and-ecocide-go-hand-in-hand …1513:35 PM – Jun 18, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy129 people are talking about this

Pipelines have burst and penetrated into groundwater before, but the Prime Minister has assured local Indigenous groups that they will have a stake in the project. 

Centre for Constitutional Studies@CentreConstStud

The Government of Canada has re-approved the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion saying they have fulfilled their duty to consult with Indigenous Groups and will begin discussions with these groups regarding potential ownership of the project. #TMX #cdnpoli15:50 PM – Jun 18, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacySee Centre for Constitutional Studies’s other Tweets

Of course, many Canadians are skeptical about the sincerity of Trudeau’s promises attached to the controversial pipeline project. Some accuse of him playing a political game with the voters of Alberta, who are polling at 55% Conservative

TradeTheTrader@TradeTraders

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Many say @peoplespca is splitting the conservative vote from @CPC_HQ. Well @JustinTrudeau just lost the leftist/enviro vote to @bcndp or @CanadianGreens. Election will be #cdnpoli #TransMountain #TransMountainPipeline15:57 PM – Jun 18, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacySee TradeTheTrader’s other Tweets

niks @nabdc9429

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Trudeau approving the trans mountain pipeline knowing the election is just a few months away doing everything to get re-elected, I see….15:49 PM – Jun 18, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacySee niks ‘s other Tweets

David Paterson@davidrbpaterson

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Liberal hypocrisy at its finest:

– Declare Climate Emergency
– 24 hours later, approve massive Trans Mountain pipeline expansion for carbon intensive oilsands

If Trudeau thinks he can win the election by playing both cards, he’s sorely mistaken#TMX #ClimateCrisis #cdnpoli https://twitter.com/pnpcbc/status/1141084377323098112 …Power & Politics@PnPCBCBREAKING: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet have again approved the Trans Mountain expansion project. #cdnpoli http://cbc.ca/1.5180269 126:04 PM – Jun 18, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacySee David Paterson’s other Tweets

It seems that the Prime Minister has slightly hindered his chances in the upcoming election after approving a pipeline that some experts consider dangerous.

We haven’t even mentioned the potential dangers caused to B.C.’s orca population, as oil tanker traffic in the region is expected to be unprecedented. 

Amber@hannambam

Only does @JustinTrudeau
1. Acknowledge the #genocide of the Indigenous people
2. Declare a #ClimateEmergency AND
3. Approve the #TransMountainPipeline that clearly contradicts 1 and 2!!!
Time to vote out the @liberal_party hypocrites in #Election201915:59 PM – Jun 18, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacySee Amber’s other Tweets

It seems that only time will tell whether this announcement will work out in the Prime Minister’s favour. So far, it doesn’t seem like it. 

Published by Frank Farmer

Blog owner, retired professor

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