So far Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made a lot of the right moves when it comes to the important issue of climate change, but a new report this week makes it clear that Canada's PM cannot lead on climate change and support the expansion of oil sands pipelines at the same time.
There was a rumor circling earlier this month that the Trudeau government would approve the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion plan in the name of “national interest”. If approved, the pipeline will increase the amount of oil produced and shipped to Vancouver's coastline for export by a whopping 590,000 barrels a day – nearly triple what the pipeline currently transports.
At the same time, the Trudeau government is expected to roll out a plan this fall to fulfill their election promise to take “bold action” on climate change.
These two positions held at the same time are irreconcilable.