The first of four community town hall meetings focused on the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion takes place tonight.
Organizer, Vancouver Councillor Adrianne Carr, will host an information session at West Point Grey United Church tonight at 7.30 p.m.
Carr says the public are not informed enough about the $6.8-billion project.
“People didn’t understand that if the Kinder Morgan pipeline project is approved, that there is no way that Canada can meet our obligation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prevent runaway global warming, the commitment that we made in Paris last year,” she says.
Carr also took aim at the primary argument behind the pipeline expansion: that it will create jobs.
“Building a pipeline and expanding jobs in that area are going to put at risk so many jobs in every other sector of our economy,” she says.
Back in August, the City of Vancouver presented a study to the pipeline’s three-member ministerial review panel arguing a spill in the area could cost the region’s tourism and marine economy up to $600-million.
The meetings come two days after thousands took to the streets of Vancouver, calling for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to reject the project.
He’s expected to make the decision next month.