Please Sign an Open Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau

 

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image: CBC News

Dear Board of Change Community,

As expected the federal Finance Minister has just revealed that the government plans to use public money to indemnify Texas-based oil conglomerate Kinder Morgan’s risky investment in their pipeline and tanker project.

Polling shows that Canadians do not support government investment in this pipeline.

We need to show that common-sense business people are not on board with this risky and unfair taxpayer bailout before this goes any further.

If you haven’t already, please use our easy-to-use tool that empowers you to send a detailed letter to Trudeau, your MP, and provincial representatives with the click of a button.

Your voice is very powerful on this issue right now: Please send your message now before it’s too late.

This pipeline and tanker project is expected to create just 50 permanent jobs in BC and 40 in Alberta.[1]

Putting this in perspective, a single new Amazon office recently announced in Vancouver will add 3,000 permanent, high-paying jobs.

Kinder Morgan wants to anchor us to their poor business decisions and leave Canadian taxpayers and businesses to pick up the tab. That’s a bad deal and we shouldn’t put up with it.

If the government puts their thumb on the scale with a taxpayer bailout they will undermine investor confidence and stifle other sectors of our economy that we need to fuel economic development now and into the future.

The media is picking up on the voices of Progressive Business coming together. If we unify our voices we can show how this bail-out is bad for our economy. The latest is the Toronto Star talking about our “mass business opposition letter”[2]

Other outlets are increasingly talking about how the “Trans Mountain pipeline expansion lacked commercial viability from the get-go.” [3]

Let’s move forward with a common sense plan for economic development in the 21st century.

Thank you for speaking up,

Monika Marcovici,
Board of Change

PS. An FAQ section of the website has been started HERE.

Sources:
The Energy Outlook report
The Toronto Star
The Vancouver Sun

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