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Petition: calling to prevent the Kinder Morgan pipeline in Burnaby

April 23, 2015

House of Commons Debates, 41st Parl, 2nd Sess, No 199 (23 April 2015) at 12907.



  • Mr. Speaker, I am standing today to present a petition from residents of my riding of Burnaby—Douglas who are calling on the Government of Canada to immediately act to prevent the new Kinder Morgan pipeline from being built in Burnaby.

    The petitioners note that they are against the project, saying it brings massive environmental and economic risk, and the existing pipeline has already spilled 40,000 barrels of oil into the community. They also mention that this project will not create more than 50 permanent full-time jobs and the company has stated it will use temporary foreign workers to build most of this pipeline. They are opposed to the process as well, saying that the Conservative government has undermined the National Energy Board review process, resulting in an unfair review of this project and many local residents being prevented from sharing their concerns.

    I urge the government to take this petition seriously.

    Mr. Kennedy Stewart

    Burnaby-Douglas, NDP

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