April 2022, Vol. 249, No. 4

Editor's Notebook

Trans Mountain by the Numbers

By Michael Reed, Editor-in-Chief With Canada’s announcement that the government will no longer fund the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, many who criticized the country’s purchase of the project in the first place are now wondering if it should be completed at all, regardless of who pays for it.  That would certainly seem to be a fair question since the government-owned company behind the project recently reported its costs had risen 70%, to $16.8 billion (C$21.4 billion), with construction roughly halfway completed. As a little historical perspective, earlier price tag revisions, most notably one in February 2020, which showed an increase to US$9.94 billion (C

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