Chilliwack – With concerns of the rise of the BC Minimum Wage already addressed, the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce has turned it’s sights on the Kinder Morgan pipeline dispute between BC and Alberta. The friction prompted a trade war between the two Provinces.
In part of their media release, the Chamber states:
The $7.4 billion TMEP supports 7,600 jobs per year, excluding construction. 1,100 of those jobs are specific to the lower mainland.
Local governments in BC along the TMEP – Trans Mountain Expansion Project pipeline, will annually receive an additional $23.2 million in property tax payments, $944,000 in Chilliwack alone.
These additional funds can be used to support community services such as police, fire, and recreation.
The release goes on to call on both Premiers as well as the Prime Minister to resolve the dispute.