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Letter: What comes next for Trans Mountain workers?

Editor: According to a recent mailout notice, the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project is scheduled to be completed in the North Thompson Valley in December 2022.
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Editor:

According to a recent mailout notice, the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project is scheduled to be completed in the North Thompson Valley in December 2022.

What will its legacy be — hundreds, maybe thousands, of laid-off workers applying for employment insurance?

Maybe they will fill some of the vacancies in the service industry?

I suspect finding wage equivalency will be difficult.

I am saddened and disappointed that land and water protectors, landowners and communities have been bribed into partnership/mutual benefit agreements with this short-sighted project.

If only Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had the foresight to buy Canadian taxpayers a mega-project that created sustainable employment opportunities and didn’t leave a mega-carbon footprint.

Kathy Karlstrom

Little Fort