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Burnaby mayor hoping for support to slow down Trans Mountain

Last Updated Jun 29, 2017 at 9:45 pm PDT

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Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan is closely watching what happens in Victoria

Corrigan is hoping an NDP government with Green support would at least slow down the Trans Mountain pipeline project

BURNABY (NEWS 1130) – It may not kill plans to expand the Trans Mountain oil pipeline, but Burnaby’s mayor is counting on a new NDP-Green government in Victoria to at least help slow down the multi-billion dollar project.

“Yes, I am. I’m very excited about the possibility,” says Derek Corrigan.

Corrigan is one of the loudest opponents to the planned expansion of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline from Alberta through his city to Burrard Inlet.

He’s confident a new government would help him fight it.

“At the very least, I think it’s going to make the project a lot more frustrating for Kinder Morgan to put forward because if they have a government that is requiring far more in the way of consultation and far more in the way of cooperation, that project will become less viable.”

The multi-billion dollar project, which would triple the pipeline’s capacity, is supported by the Liberals, but opposed by the Greens and New Democrats.

“The opportunity is there for us to do a lot more to be able to deal with the Kinder Morgan project going through our community. If we have the support of the provincial government, then I think there’s a lot more tools in our tool chest.”