New numbers show that?Trans Mountain’s COVID-19 costs are now 10?times higher than the figure the pipeline?initially reported.
Last month, the federal government-owned pipeline said it had spent about $1.2 million?on measures toOntario opens COVID-19 vaccine bookings to hot-spot residents 18 and older; Canada to receive 2M vaccine doses this week - Today News Post?keepGeorge H. W. Bush?employees safe during the pandemic. New figures show that Trans Mountain has actually dropped about $12.5 million on related COVID-19 expenses across the organization.
NDP MP Peter Julian said that cost “discrepancy” is generating doubts about whether the project to?twin Trans Mountain’s existing line between Alberta and?British Columbia will come in on budgetbusinesses are beginning to make plans to bring their employees back t.
“I found since the beginning, since [Prime Minister]?Justin Trudeau bought the pipeline, there has been a complete lack of transparency,” said Julian, a frequent pipeline critic. “And so with COVID-19, I am not surprised by the discrepancy?between the?initial figures and new figures coming to light.”