Response to AGLC halting BC wine imports

BC premier John Horgan Twitter

BC premier John Horgan Twitter

Wines from British Columbia are typically in high demand at Vintage Wine & Spirits, Ross says, despite their higher price tags.

On Wednesday, Horgan took pains to walk that suggestion back. I deliberately wasn't available to [the media Tuesday] because I don't believe it's in anyone's interest to have duelling premiers.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said the pipeline expansion from Edmonton to Burnaby will be built - and repeated that at a protest-filled town hall event in Nanaimo, B.C., on Friday.

To be clear, Trudeau could not have done anything to resolve the Alberta-B.C. feud in a manner that reflects his commitment to see the Trans Mountain project succeed that he would not have been willing or able to replicate in a battle against Quebec and potentially Ontario.

"It's not the government's intention to respond in any way to the provocation", he said. "Cooler heads on the other side of the Rockies will prevail".

The pipeline review by B.C.is considered by Alberta's NDP government a restriction on Alberta ability to export its resources, and thus negatively affecting job growth and the Alberta economy as whole.

Many saw the move as an attack on Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline, a project that already acquired federal approval in November 2016.

"Nobody wins when there is a boycott and the political uncertainty it creates will threaten much needed investment in both provinces", said Dyas in a news release.

Tory Leader Andrew Scheer says Trudeau should end his USA trip early and come back to Canada to deal with this.

Premier Rachel Notley made the announcement on Tuesday, as the tensions over the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline continue to escalate.

"It can override provincial laws under the doctrine of paramountcy, which says the federal government will take precedence where there is a conflict", he said.

"I think it was a very ill conceived decision by Premier Horgan in the first place". The AGLC estimates the 160,000 cases they have in stock will last about a month.

Speaking in French after a government caucus meeting in Ottawa, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna suggested solutions are being worked on behind the scenes.

Notley said she is prepared to risk being hit by fines under the New West Partnership trade agreement.

"It's well known that premier Notley and I have been friends in the past".

The Institute's president and CEO Miles Prodan said he was "disappointed" with boycotting wineries "over a yet-to-be-determined British Columbia government policy in a different sector". That is revenue that the province, and the rest of Canada, may never see if its western neighbour continues to ignore fair process and the rule of law.

The council believes he is operating outside his provincial jurisdiction because cross-border infrastructure projects, the shipment of goods intended for global trade and protection of B.C.'s coastal marine environment are all under federal jurisdiction, not British Columbia's.

For pipeline proponents, including the Alberta government, the broader concern is what this looming threat might do to investor confidence if it's not forcefully rejected.

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