Majority of Canadians support Trans Mountain pipeline expansion: Nanos survey

Majority of Canadians support Trans Mountain pipeline expansion: Nanos survey

Josh Dehaas | CTV News

As speculation mounts over the future of the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion in B.C., a new Nanos survey shows that more than two in three Canadians support the project, but just as many are against the idea of spending taxpayer dollars to build it.

Kinder Morgan Canada’s plan to nearly triple the capacity of a pipeline that runs from Alberta’s landlocked oil patch to the British Columbia coast was approved by the federal government in 2016, but B.C.’s New Democrat government and some First Nations have vowed to stop it over environmental concerns.

The company suspended non-essential spending on the $7.4 billion project last month, and set a May 31 deadline for the stakeholders to come to an agreement that would allow it to move forward…(Read the full story)

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