Advisory: Growing chorus demands federal government release true cost of building the Trans Mountain Pipeline

December 9, 2019

Groups to hold press conference at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 10, at UBCIC in Vancouver

When: 10 a.m., Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Where: UBCIC Board Room, 312 Main St., Suite 401, Vancouver, BC

What: The federal government continues to hide the true cost of building the Trans Mountain pipeline despite Canadian taxpayers being on the hook for the multi-billion amount and a construction delay of almost two years.

Groups will provide information and analysis showing the steadily rising cost of construction.

Groups are also launching today a petition calling on the Prime Minister and Finance Minister to keep their promise and publish an updated cost estimate for TMX.


  • Chief Kukpi7 Judy Wilson, Union of BC Indian Chiefs
  • Alexandra Woodsworth, Campaign Manager, Dogwood Initiative
  • Eugene Kung, Lawyer, West Coast Environmental Law
  • Moderator: Sven Biggs, Climate & Energy Campaigner,

CALL-IN DETAILS: Media who can’t attend in person can join by phone or computer and will have the opportunity to ask a question during the Q&A. Go online to or call  +1 646 876 9923 (US) or +1 647 558 0588 (Canada) and enter Meeting ID: 608 471 042.

WATCH ONLINE: The press conference will be livestreamed at Reporters must join by phone or computer (see details above) to ask a question during the Q&A.

Media contact: Virginia Cleaveland, Communications Manager,,, (778) 984 3994
For French interviews: Kai Nagata, Communications Director, Dogwood Initiative,, (778) 829-6493