PBO report on Trans Mountain purchase is sombre reading

The sticker price Kinder Morgan put on the Trans Mountain pipeline when it entered negotiations with the federal government last year was $6.5 billion. Hence, finance minister Bill Morneau and his team thought they’d scored a bargain when they sealed the deal at $4.4 billion. But it looks increasingly like he may bought a cat in a sack.

Burnaby/New West residents only people in region keen to see pipeline opposition continue

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Keith Baldrey: Pipeline opponents shouldn't pop those champagne corks quite yet

We haven't won yet! We need to unite to win.

Burnaby Now Opinion. "Anti-pipeline activists may be doing handsprings over the high court ruling that quashed federal government approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, but they may want to wait a while before popping any champagne corks.

In fact, they may never reach their ultimate goal of blocking that pipeline forever.

That is because there are only two federal political parties that have any hope of forming government in this country, and both are staunch supporters of the expansion project.

It's time for fossil fuel polluters to pay their fair share

The Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) represents all of BC’s local governments. Next week, on September 10-14, this body will have its annual conference – and this year there is something special on the table.

Local governments will vote on whether to demand that 20 of the world’s biggest fossil fuel companies pay a fair share of climate-related costs in BC communities.

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