Story 2 – The TransMountain pipeline saga

Story 2 – The TransMountain pipeline saga

An issue long-simmering in Western Canada took the national stage in the first half of 2018 – the Kinder Morgan TransMountain pipeline expansion. There were no shortage of story lines when it came to that project. Green Party Leader Elizabeth May and now Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart were arrested while protesting in Burnaby. The Alberta government boycotted B.C.’s wine industry after the B.C. government requested further review of the impact of potential spills from the project. Kinder Morgan suspended all non-essential spending on the project, leading to the federal government purchasing the pipeline. All the while, the Angus Reid Institute was there with public opinion tracking on the issue. Read any of our four reports below.

TransMountain troubles: Alberta-B.C. pipeline battle splits Canadians down the middle

Pipeline Problems? Try Tanker Troubles: BC Kinder Morgan opponents want spill response assurances

TransMountain: Canadians weigh in on economic implications, protesters, and ‘social licence’

Good Investment or Bad Precedent? Canadians pick sides on TransMountain pipeline purchase