Activists to hound Trudeau with jumbotron today over Trans Mountain

Chris Campbell

Anti-pipeline activists will be hounding Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today.

And they’ll be using a jumbotron to do it.

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A news release from Protect the Inlet says the truck pictured will be broadcasting a message this morning in Vancouver in relation to the group’s opposition to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project that, if approved, will terminate in Burnaby.

“British Columbians demanding real climate action are gathering outside the Opus Hotel in Downtown Vancouver where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is holding a fundraiser,” said a news release. “They will be accompanied by a Jumbotron that will follow Trudeau to his evening media event. Crowdfunded by Leadnow and SumOfUs members, the Jumbotron will display a message reading: ‘Trudeau, No Pipelines in a Climate Emergency’.”

The Canadian government has purchased the Trans Mountain pipeline and related assets for $4.5 billion. The expansion would triple the capacity of the line that runs from the Edmonton area to Metro Vancouver and increase tanker traffic in Burrard Inlet seven-fold.

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