Liberal MP Terry Beech opens office today to hear Burnaby North–Seymour voters' views on Kinder Morgan approval

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      A Liberal parliamentarian is opening his office doors today to listen to his constituents' thoughts on a controversial pipeline approval.

      Terry Beech was elected in 2015 in Burnaby North–Seymour.

      It came after he repeatedly told voters that the Liberals under Justin Trudeau would change the process for reviewing pipeline applications.

      But earlier this week, the Liberal cabinet approved the pipeline, which was reviewed under the former Conservative government's regulatory framework.

      Last year, Trudeau himself told the Dogwood Institute's Kai Nagata on video that this new process would apply to Kinder Morgan's application. But that never occurred, prompting the environmental group to accuse Trudeau of betraying voters on this issue.

      Justin Trudeau said last year that he would introduce a new regulatory process and that it would apply to existing pipelines, including the Kinder Morgan proposal.

      Beech has announced that he will be in his constituency office today (December 3) at 3906 East Hastings Street in Burnaby from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

      During the 2015 campaign, Beech revealed that the existing Kinder Morgan pipeline passes by his house.

      The Texas-based pipeline's owner has been granted approval to increase the volume of bitumen through its Trans Mountain pipeline system from 300,000 to 890,000 barrels per day.

      This will result in approximately 400 oil tankers travelling through Burrard Inlet per year.

      Beech's riding has residents living on both sides of the inlet.