The Government’s decision

The expansion project has been approved

We approved the Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) project because it is in the Canadian public interest. Canadians understand that the environment and the economy go hand in hand. That is what today’s decision is about.

Read the explanatory note that accompanies the Government of Canada’s decision.

Why is this good for Canada?

The TMX project will:

This project also benefits:

How we made the decision

What information supported the decision?

In making its decision to approve the TMX, project, the government took into consideration a wide variety of information, including:

Key areas of action

Bolstering Marine Safety

Since the Oceans Protection Plan was launched, over 50 measures have been announced to support in marine safety, research and ecosystem protection.

Protecting Oceans and the Southern Resident Killer Whale

The government is taking unprecedented action to help protect our coasts and preserve at-risk species.

Strengthening Emergency Response

Our emergency response system ensures Canada is ready and able to respond quickly to spills in Canadian waters.

Advancing Cumulative Effects Management

The government is establishing a shared approach to better understand coastal ecosystems and the potential effects of regional activity on the environment.

NEB’s 156 conditions

View the 156 conditions required to be satisfied through the Trans Mountain interactive conditions tool.

NEB’s 16 recommendations

View a summary of NEB’s 16 non-binding recommendations to the government, related to marine shipping.

Accommodation Measures

View the eight accommodation measures that are being put in place to address specific Indigenous concerns.

Amended conditions

View the six amended conditions strengthened by the government.

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