Opponents of Kinder Morgan pipeline project direct their protest at pending buyer—Justin Trudeau

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      There was another huge demonstration in Burnaby today, this time involving hundreds of people, against the $7.4-billion Kinder Morgan pipeline project.

      But this one was different than many others in that the main target wasn't the Texas-based energy company—it was Justin Trudeau.

      That's because this week, the Trudeau government announced that it is buying Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline system for $4.5 billion.

      The deal will close in August.

      Trudeau and his cabinet have also agreed to take on the cost of building the TMX expansion, which will nearly triple diluted bitumen shipments to 900,000 barrels per day.

      According to B.C. economist Robyn Allan, this will put the feds on the hook for expenditures of more than $15 billion if they don't find a buyer.

      Protect the Inlet

      This explains why young Indigenous people posted signs on Kinder Morgan's gates declaring "Pipeline Sold!".

      The demonstrators have dubbed the TMX proect the "Justin Trudeau Memorial Pipeline".

      On Monday (June 4) there will be more than 75 events at MPs' offices to protest Trudeau's pipeline bailout.

      For more information on specific locations, visit the Leadnow website.