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.
A message from the Premier of Alberta
Canada’s 840,000-km pipeline network offers the least expensive, most efficient, and most sustainable method for shipping oil.
It’s been more than 60 years since we last built an oil pipeline to Canada's west coast. Lack of access to global markets is now costing us an estimated $40 million dollars every day.
"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."
“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.”
“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 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."
“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.”
“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 need this pipeline for our children and… grandchildren to have jobs in the future."
"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."
"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."
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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!”
“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...”
"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."
“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.”
"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."
“As a Vancouver resident I support the Kinder Morgan pipeline. We need to build this.”
“This is a national issue… Let’s work together. This affects all Canadians: environment and economy.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
"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."
“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.”
“There is no excuse for delaying an already approved project that will benefit both Canada and the provinces.”
"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."
“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.”