In March Reuters reported that "Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion costs surge 44% to C$30.9 billion." Big surprise. In 2019 BIV reported that "SNC-Lavalin buys Trans Mountain project from feds." Yet this article by the deep dive mentions further delays and spitefully refers to the nationalization of the pipeline.
OK if the pipeline was nationalized that would be an awesome idea but if it's being built by SNC Lavalin or any of their shell companies that is an insane idea. The BC NDP gave the contract for the new Pattullo bridge to SNC Lavalin. You can't get any more f*cked up than that.
SNC Lavalin has pulled a Blackwater and changed their name because of the bad press.
We need the pipeline but we don't need SNC Lavalin to build it.
"Atkins is a Canadian-British multinational engineering, design, planning, architectural design, project management and consulting services company. It is a subsidiary of SNC-Lavalin and is headquartered in London. The company was founded as W. S. Atkins & Partners by Sir William Atkins in 1938." They do a lot of business in Saudi Arabia. Nuclear power is not clean energy.
SNC Lavalin are also responsible for the colossal budget over runs at the Site C Dam.