Construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is on hold pending more review. In the meantime, Coquitlam wants to be reimbursed for road maintenance it's doing to keep United Boulevard passable until a major road rehabilitation project can be done. The project has been deferred until pipeline construction is complete.
One of the reasons why the Trudeau government said it bought the Trans Mountain pipeline and supported the expansion project was job.
Lots of jobs.
So many jobs that the project would pump a lot of money into the economy. Jobs are also why a consortium of Indigenous communities is considering buying the project.
According to Trans Mountain, it has done exactly that.
”As of September 30, Trans Mountain and our contractors have hired more than 2,200 people for the Project, with a focus on Indigenous, local and regional workers,” said a Trans Mountain news release. “This includes heavy equipment operators, trades people, environment and safety roles, engineers and construction managers.
“Building the 980 kilometres of new pipeline and associated facilities to complete the Project will offer a variety of jobs in BC and Alberta – before construction begins, during construction, post construction and in support of operations.”