Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada, approved an expansion to the pipeline
linking the oil sands in Alberta to a tanker port in British Columbia. Doing this will
"rease the capacity of a 53-year-old pipeline to 890,000 barrels a day from 300,000 and
expand the tanker port" Of course, environmental groups disliked the decision. The
environmental groups believed the pipeline expansion directly contradicted P.M.
Trudeau's promise to protect the environment. Prime minister Trudeau disagrees. P.M.
Trudeau believes that the pipeline expansion is both good for the environment and good
for the economy. “If I thought that this project was unsafe for the B.C. coast, I would
reject it,” he said. P.M. Trudeau welcomed dissenters, but still would not change his
decision. He believes he based the decision on science, not political beliefs.
Environmentalists think this decision will lead to an oil spill.
2) I think you should choose the culture and economy
3) Both discuss Trudeau approving the pipeline. The Al Jazeera article talks more about
Indigenous communities' opposition to the pipeline Al Jazeera interviewed president of
the Union of BC Indian Chiefs. He also interviews the tar sands Campaign Coordinator
with climate justice group 350.org Both address concerns about what a potential oil spill
would do to the environment Al Jazeera also discusses Canadians also held vigils in over
45 different locations across the country last week in opposition to the project.
4) When Al Jazeera mentions P.M. Trudeau's pipeline expansion announcement, he refers to
the Canadian government as "Liberal government" The New York Times just says
Trudeau approved the expansion, with no mention of whether Canada is conservative or
liberal. Al Jazeera immediately places this quote after that paragraph, "The decision that
we took today is in the best interests of Canada and the best interests of Canadians,"