IN THE HOUSE ~ Member's Statement ~ We stand against the Kinder Morgan Transmountain pipeline

you can watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQvojjIdUjM&feature=youtu.be

Peter Julian, MP (New Westminster-Burnaby):

British Columbians remember 2015 well- they remember the promises that the Prime Minister and Liberal candidates made – that Kinder Morgan would not be approved using Stephen Harper’s methods and the pipeline would not be forced on BC without community support and the consent of First Nations.

Now in 2016 the Prime Minister has betrayed British Columbians by breaking all of these promises.

The Liberal Kinder-Morgan pipeline makes a mockery of the government’s pretention to combat climate change.

It destroys value-added jobs in BC.

I worked in an oil refinery and I’ve been ankle deep in oil. I have a healthy respect for a substance that has to be treated with extreme caution at all times.

But just one error by somebody –anybody- could wipe out tourism for years in the lower mainland. And wipe out our coastal Fisheries for a generation.

British Columbia New Democrats have been clear:

We will stand up against this betrayal of British Columbians,

We will stand with First Nations, 

We will stand up for our Coast, 

We stand against the Kinder Morgan Transmountain pipeline.