A continuing history
Explore key dates in this illustrated chronicle of one of the most significant natural resource projects in Canada's history.
February 22, 2019
January 16, 2019
New research confirms 69% of Canadians feel that Canada will face considerable impact if no new pipeline capacity is built. Six in ten say lack of new pipeline capacity presents a national crisis. (Source)
January 1, 2019
Polling shows 2 out of 3 Canadians want the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion to resume construction in 2019. (Source)
December 7, 2018
As Prime Minister Trudeau hosts the First Ministers’ Meeting in Montreal, local online and newspaper ads, along with projections onto the sides of local buildings, remind federal and provincial leaders of the lost opportunities associated with the project. (Press coverage)
November 14, 2018
The Government of Alberta launches the next phase of the nationwide Keep Canada Working campaign. It features a real-time lost revenue counter shows how much money Canada loses each day the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion is delayed. (Press coverage)
The difference in the price of Western Canada Select oil and Texas Intermediate Crude widens to over US$50 per barrel of oil. The Alberta Government estimates that lack of market access is now causing the Canadian economy to lose $80 million per day.
October 3, 2018
The Federal Government decides it will not appeal the Federal Court of Appeal’s decision quashing the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion. It also announces the beginning of a new round of Indigenous consultations. (Press coverage)
September 21, 2018
The Federal Government orders the NEB to reconsider the impact of project-related marine shipping. The NEB has until February 22, 2019 to complete its review and submit its recommendation report. (Press coverage)
September 5, 2018
Polling shows 7 out of 10 Canadians want the federal government to do the necessary work to move the pipeline project forward. (Source)
August 30, 2018
The Federal Court of Appeal overturns federal approval of the project, stating a flawed NEB review. This same day, Kinder Morgan Canada’s shareholders approved the sale of the pipeline and expansion project to the Government of Canada. (Press coverage)
July 18, 2018
Polls show Canadians are split on the Federal Government’s purchase of Trans Mountain. (Source)
May 29, 2018
May 2, 2018
Polling shows that a majority of Canadians support the expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline. (Source)
April 30, 2018
April 18, 2018
Polls indicate that a majority of British Columbians support the Trans Mountain expansion. (Source)
February 13, 2018
The Government of Alberta launches the Keep Canada Working website, calling on the B.C. Government to stop its efforts to block the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion. (Press coverage)
February 9, 2018
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announces the establishment of a Market Access Task Force in response to the B.C. Government’s efforts to stop the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion.
July 18, 2017
B.C. Premier John Horgan forms a minority government, having campaigned against the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion. (Source)
January 11, 2017
Premier Christy Clark grants Environmental Assessment certificate to Trans Mountain, declaring that the expansion project meets the B.C. government’s five conditions to secure coastal protection, First Nations participation and economic benefits for all British Columbians. (Source)
November 29, 2016
June 16, 2016
Polls show twice as many Canadians say the NEB made the right decision to approve the pipeline as say it made the wrong one. However, British Columbians are nearly 4 times as likely as Albertans to say the NEB made the wrong choice. (Source)
May 19, 2016
December 16, 2013
Kinder Morgan Canada submits an application to the NEB to twin the Trans Mountain Pipeline. The $6.8 million project will increase the pipeline’s capacity to 890,000 barrels of oil per day.
October 30, 2008
Construction of the 158-km Anchor Loop is completed. This increases the Trans Mountain Pipeline’s daily capacity to 300,000 barrels.
October 17, 1953
The first oil shipment delivered on the Trans Mountain Pipeline arrives at Burnaby Terminal. The pipeline’s initial daily capacity is 150,000 barrels of oil.
Construction begins on the 1,150-km Trans Mountain Pipeline to meet Pacific demand for Alberta oil.
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