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Thousands expected to protest Kinder Morgan pipeline in Vancouver as decision looms

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VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Another protest will take place today on the west coast to stop the Kinder Morgan pipeline as the federal government is set to make a decision in a matter of weeks.

The march starts at noon in downtown Vancouver.

Elizabeth May says this will be a message to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the rest of the Liberal government.

“There is no way on this good green earth that British Columbians are going to allow the Kinder Morgan expansion and bitumen laden tankers on our shores. No way,” says May.

She says she wants to remind the government of its own campaign promise where the Liberals said the National Energy Board process was flawed and shouldn’t justify approving this pipeline.

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi says west coast communities shouldn’t get a veto power when this project impacts the whole country.

May says she agrees with that statement, but that would only mean that instead of this pipeline, there would be refineries built in Alberta.

“What’s best for all of Canada, is building refineries in Alberta to add jobs and value in Alberta — to create more jobs there with less bitumen,” says May.