"I am deeply disappointed – but not surprised - with the National Energy Board’s decision to approve the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion. This proposal is a bad deal for Vancouver and our entire region: the 600% increase in oil tanker traffic in our local waters dramatically increases the risk of an oil spill, which would have devastating impacts on our environment and our thriving economy. These risks are simply not worth it and are why we see overwhelming opposition to Kinder Morgan's proposal from local First Nations and Mayors throughout Metro Vancouver.
I’m pleased to see the federal government taking steps to protect the rights of transgendered Canadians. Vancouver is known throughout the world for our diversity and being made stronger and more vibrant through our commitment to quality, acceptance and inclusion.