On March 5th 2018, a team of Ottawa residents searched the Prime Minister’s Office for evidence proving that Kinder Morgan is spill proof, climate safe, and compatible with Indigenous rights. Here’s what they found:
Everyone who has ever taken a math class knows one thing: the answer isn’t enough. To pass the test, you have to show you’ve done your work.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau claims the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline is safe for BC’s coastline, compatible with Canada’s commitments to limit global warming to 2°C, and in line with his government’s commitment to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous peoples. But he’s never shown us evidence to back these claims.
Now, Trudeau has run out time to show us the science. And it’s time for people to take action.
I’ve taken quite a few exams in my life and one thing’s always been the same: having the answer isn’t enough — to pass the test, I had to show that I did my work. It’s a measure that Trudeau himself, once a math teacher in Vancouver, should understand.
4. The government’s hasn’t given us any evidence effectively refuting the points above.
The publicly-available documents on Kinder Morgan cited by the federal government as the sources weighing in the final decision to approve the pipeline don’t provide the evidence we need to confirm that Kinder Morgan is a spill-proof, climate safe and Indigenous rights-compatible pipeline.