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A NATIONAL PIPELINE

Expanding the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project will benefit Canadians across the country. As citizens, we’ll benefit from the jobs and increased revenue it will bring. And as owners of the pipeline, we’ll profit from our investment. In fact, a recent analysis by TD Securities concluded that even if the project costs rose by 26% and took a year longer to complete, the project would still generate over a hundred million in distributable cash flow the following year!

WHY EXPAND?
The energy sector adds to a healthy economy for all Canadians
A strong oil and gas industry benefits individuals and families, businesses and communities across the country.

The Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project will provide employment opportunities for Canadians and contribute to our country’s gross domestic product. When Canada sells its energy products, we profit through royalties and taxes. The Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project will allow us to increase those revenues by exposing our oil resources to additional markets beyond the United States. Generated revenue can be used to pay for infrastructure such as roads and highways, transit, schools and hospitals in communities across the country.

 

CLIMATE CHANGE INVESTING IN OUR FUTURE
The Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion funds green investments, shifts the transportation of oil away from more carbon intensive methods. The revenue generated from the project will provide our government the money to reinvest in renewable energy and technology to achieve our climate goals.

The project is a key element that will help Canada achieve the goals set out in:

  • Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan.
  • Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change.
  • Canada’s agreement to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions under the United Nations Paris Agreements.

One of the conditions for federal government approval of the Trans Mountain expansion project was Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan – the most comprehensive and ambitious climate change strategy in North America. Prime Minister Trudeau was clear when he said “We could not have approved this project without… Alberta’s climate leadership plan.”

Resource: Keep Canada Working

Update February 2020 
Trans Mountain Expansion Project Construction Accelerating

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Coronavirus Preparation and Response Fact Sheet - Updated March 20, 2020

The Laborers' Health and Safety Fund of North America has developed a fact sheet in response to several questions about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). CLICK here for the Coronavirus FACT SHEET. Last updated March 20, 2020

Coronavirus & COVID-19: Preparation and Response

First known as the novel coronavirus, the virus now referred to as COVID-19 has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the number of cases in the U.S. and Canada continues to rise. It’s now critical that everyone does their part to limit the spread of the virus, as people without symptoms or with mild symptoms can still spread the virus to others.

Risk in the U.S. and Canada

Current risk of contracting COVID-19 in the U.S. and Canada varies by community based on the extent of the outbreak and the success of mitigation efforts. About half the people diagnosed with COVID-19 have already recovered. It’s estimated over 80 percent of those infected will experience only mild symptoms.

However, even people at low risk for serious health complications should take steps to protect groups who would be at higher risk if they got the virus.

Risk for more serious health effects is highest among:

Older adults (age 60 and up)
People with underlying health conditions (e.g., heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, cancer)
People with weakened immune systems
The majority of deaths caused by COVID-19 have occurred among people falling into at least one of these higher risk categories.

Transmission & Diagnosis

Transmission: spread primarily through airborne respiratory droplets during coughing and sneezing, but can also be spread through regular breathing. Being in close proximity (less than six feet) to an infected person, especially in enclosed spaces, can result in transmission. Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands, or touching an object with the virus on it, followed by touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands can spread the virus.

Diagnosis: If you suspect you have COVID-19, call your healthcare provider. A lab test may be performed and sent to the CDC.