I had the chance to speak with Mr. Derek Corrigan, the Mayor of Burnaby for the last 15 years. We talked about a wide range of topics including conservation, the city’s relationship with First Nations, history, demographics, and education, but the issue of Kinder Morgan’s Transmountain Expansion pipeline came up again and again and became the natural focus of our talk. The Mayor’s, the official stance of the city, is adamantly against the project.
For a quick primer on the project check out these two sites for and against:
By now, most people have heard about the project and the main concerns including tanker spills, pipeline safety, and storage safety so close to an urban area. Mr. Corrigan shares these concerns but was also able to articulate a somewhat unique and interesting perspective on the overall project from a global perspective. Watch the full length interview FOLLOW THIS LINK.