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Election Qs: Where do Port Moody-Coquitlam 2021 candidates stand on the TMX pipeline?

Each week before Sept. 20, we'll ask local candidates a question on a key topic or issue relevant to the Tri-City region and/or local residents.

On Sept. 20, local residents will be voting for a member of parliament in the Port Moody-Coquitlam riding for the 2021 federal election.

Each week leading up to decision day, the Tri-City News will publish answers to topical questions from those vying for a seat in the House of Commons.

Responses from candidates are listed in alphabetical order.


  • Environmentalists oppose the $12.6-billion Trans Mountain pipeline expansion through the Tri-Cities. Are you in favour of this project?


Will Davis — Liberal

  • Climate action is a top priority. We have implemented a world-leading, comprehensive climate plan - including the first national price on pollution. But we cannot leave thousands of energy sector workers behind. With an ambitious and inclusive plan, we can lead the world’s transition to a low-carbon economy.

Desta McPherson  People's Party of Canada

  • As of this publication (Sept. 4), McPherson has yet to respond to our question. We will update this article when information becomes available.

Nelly Shin — Conservative

  • While I respect the diversity of views on this situation, the Conservative Party supports the building of the Trans Mountain pipeline. I look forward to continuing conversations with residents about our local environmental issues and the enforcement and accountability measures surrounding them. 

Bonita Zarrillo  NDP

  • Jagmeet Singh and I oppose TMX. We need urgent climate action, and the Liberals and Conservatives want to take us backward. Justin Trudeau came to the rescue of big corporations when he bought the pipeline. It’s time to elect a leader who puts our planet, our kids and grandkids first.