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e-3541 (Environment)

Initiated by Tim Takaro from New Westminter, British Columbia

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the House of Commons

  • The International Energy Agency released a special report demonstrating that governments should no longer invest in or construct new fossil energy projects if we’re to avoid catastrophic climate change;
  • The Canada Energy Regulator projects that if Canada meets its commitments to cut more greenhouse gas emissions, the Trans Mountain expansion will not be needed;
  • Due to violations of environmental regulations, construction was stopped in many sections of the project including an order to stop tree cutting and grass mowing across the entire pipeline route;
  • A recent report from the Canada Energy Regulator and the Parliamentary Budget Officer show that in almost all scenarios the Trans Mountain expansion project will not be financially viable;
  • This project does not have the consent of all the First Nations whose lands, territories or other resources would be affected by the Trans Mountain expansion project;
  • The pipeline project puts our health, environment, ecosystems, coastlines, tourism and oceans at risk;
  • The pipeline project enables the expansion of the Alberta oilsands and undermines Canada's climate commitments to the Paris Agreement;
  • The cost of the Trans Mountain expansion project has risen by 70% to $12.6 billion, putting Canadian taxpayers' money, our economy and new jobs creation in renewable energy at risk; and
  • Most other OECD economies are reducing carbon emissions over the past several years while Canada’s emissions continue to grow.
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the House of Commons to immediately stop the construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline, as outlined in Motion M-94 and instead invest in a made-in-Canada Green New Deal.
Open for signature
July 7, 2021, at 1:33 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
November 4, 2021, at 1:33 p.m. (EDT)
Photo - Peter Julian
New Westminster—Burnaby
New Democratic Party Caucus
British Columbia