Election hopefuls receive rating based on their response to Kinder Morgan pipeline concerns

Lowermainland, BC – With less than a week left until election day, BROKE has pulled together score cards on the positions of the candidates in the four Burnaby ridings on the controversial Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline and expansion plans to export tar sands diluted bitumen. Following the lead of the Pipe-Up Network in 4 other lower Mainland ridings, members of BROKE have spoken with many candidates and examined party platforms to highlight where their candidates stand on key concerns. These score cards are an easy to read, easy to share tool, to better understand how the candidates will address the risks from existing and proposed transport of a heavy toxic oil product that runs by our local schools, across our drinking water sources and through highly populated residential and commercial areas.

Members of BROKE have been active throughout the ridings of Burnaby-Lougheed, Burnaby North, Burnaby Deer-Lake and Burnaby Edmonds attending local all candidates meeting and getting answers from their candidates on a range of questions that relate to Kinder Morgan.

Pipelines have been a hot issues this election, however many residents Burnaby and the Lower Mainland still don’t know how much we have to lose. The Kinder Morgan pipeline is 60 years old and yet they have started to pump highly toxic diluted bitumen without any upgrades to the pipe, monitoring regulations, or first responders. Now they want to build another pipeline to pump more of this lethal product? We need to ensure we have elected officials who are going to pay attention to this issue and speak up for our local needs and well-being.

PDFs of the score cards will be posted here

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