We all have a stake in getting the pipeline expanded. As citizens, we’ll benefit from the jobs and increased revenue it will bring. And as owners of the pipeline, we’ll profit from our investment. That’s why all Canadians need to work together to get it built. We can’t lose out on the jobs, profit and vital funding for roads, schools and hospitals.
The cost of lost opportunity continues to rise
“Oil workers are more environmentally conscious and educated than most. We live and work in the same communities where... pipelines are built. We drink the water, have gas and oil wells on our land, and work around this environment daily."
“We’re losing millions of dollars a day in revenue that could pay for schools, hospitals and opportunities for our people. This saddens and angers me as a citizen of this country...”
"As a British Columbian, I take exception to the stand taken by the BC Government. I support building the pipeline for two primary reasons; safety and efficiency. Oil will get to markets, either by train, truck or pipeline."
“Direct and spin off employment [from Trans Mountain] generates significant income and sales tax revenue. These revenues fund the Canada Pension Plan and transfer payments – for all Canadians.”
“I have signed your pledge, contacted our MP… and sent the web link to some friends. While we live just outside of Ottawa… we appreciate what your province is trying to accomplish… for the benefit of all Canadians.”
"We need this pipeline for our children and… grandchildren to have jobs in the future."
“I have signed the petition and sent my MP the note through the links on your site... There is no good reason to stop the Trans Mountain Pipeline.”
“In Canada we have the most environmentally responsible oil and gas industry in the world… If the pipeline gets built it will displace the production that comes from jurisdictions that do not adhere to these high standards.”
“During the last downturn… we had to lay off 10 employees… Our former employees were on EI instead of paying taxes and otherwise helping the economy… All Canadians desperately need an export pipeline.”
"I am of the opinion that... we could all get on board for the sake of the economy and the funds generated to assist housing, the environment and other social programs."
"I live... on Vancouver Island... The Pacific coast of Canada belongs to ALL THE PEOPLE OF CANADA. The federal government has the constitutional right and power... in this matter."
“Revenue that is paid to our provincial and federal government helps to support Canada and all of our social and health programs. We all benefit from the revenue that the oil provides.”
“Western Canadians are giving our oil away at a discount, while Eastern Canada imports oil at current world prices… The money… could be used to create jobs, build infrastructure, hospitals and schools.”
“We need best possible price for our natural resources. So many qualified workers, capable, dedicated Engineers have lost their jobs… It is time to show leadership and take responsibility to do the right thing so that national interests prevail.”
"I fully support Trans Mountain Pipeline... The Federal Government has already approved this, it is just wasting B.C. public money to fight an already approved pipeline."
“Please continue to show leadership as an Albertan, as a Canadian, and as a government… Let's get this pipeline built, get our economy rolling again and move onto things that need attention.”
“This link from Alberta to B.C. should be built for the greater good of Canada… Pipelines are actually safer than any other mode of transport! Get the job done and put people to work!”
"I support the KM pipeline expansion because... this is a nation building project. Every Canadian will benefit from thousands of good paying jobs during construction and hundreds of long term jobs... created in many regions of Canada."
“This is a national issue… Let’s work together. This affects all Canadians: environment and economy.”
"This is not just an Alberta issue, it is a national issue. The benefits earned from the sale of Canadian crude oil accrue broadly across the country – both directly and indirectly, and in both the public and private sectors."
“Do you want to make a difference in this world? Convince our citizens and politicians in Canada to champion and build the infrastructure to use and export our own oil… We are world leaders in environmental performance.”
“My priorities lie with the greater good of Canada, and that means supporting the pipelines that provide good paying, stable jobs for thousands of Canadians, including many in B.C.”
“I live in North Vancouver. My son lived in the Lower Mainland but could not financially survive when he started a family... They now live in Alberta. Their financial future is dependent on the oil industry.”
“As a resident of B.C.’s Sunshine Coast… I have every confidence in Vancouver's harbour master and do not feel that the waters of B.C. are under threat.”
“As a proud citizen of Canada and a native son of British Columbia, I support the free movement of Alberta oil and other products through British Columbia without obstruction, political interference or malfeasance.”
"When anyone anywhere in Canada pays taxes all Canadians benefit... That is how we pay for medical, armed forces, foreign aid, environmental protection and hundreds of other benefits we take for granted."
“Many producers have been supportive of these regulations as they lower emissions and are from an environmental and social perspective good for all Canadians. Incidentally, Alberta has been leading the way in carbon reduction.”
"Though I have lived and worked in Vancouver for most of my adult life, you have my total support in your fight to get the Trans Mountain expansion built... My family and most of my friends and colleagues, all of them British Columbians, feel the same way."
“As a Vancouver resident I support the Kinder Morgan pipeline. We need to build this.”
“I was raised in B.C. but moved to Alberta to get a trade… in the construction industry… I have cancelled the campground reservation in Kelowna... I will not help support the economy of a province that does not support the rest of Canada.”
"I support these pipelines not only because the Albertan and Canadian economies rely so heavily on oil commerce, but because it is the socially and environmentally responsible way to move oil."
“There is no excuse for delaying an already approved project that will benefit both Canada and the provinces.”
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