Alberta to stop importing BC wine effective immediately

Alberta to stop importing BC wine effective immediately

Alberta to stop importing BC wine effective immediately

Horgan feels this is not a trade war and he's not threatening any retaliatory actions against our neighbours and that includes a ban on Alberta beef. I have had discussions with the prime minister.

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said the B.C. wine ban will remain in place as long as Victoria maintains its ban on increased bitumen shipments from Alberta to the West Coast.

"We are calling on the premier to think very serious about the severity of the actions and the path that they're undertaking here".

According to Statistics Canada, in 2014, the Alberta government imported over $17.6 billion in goods from British Columbia; but according to recent comments by Premier Notley, only $70 million of interprovincial trade is in support of B.C. wineries.

A Canadian government source said Trudeau spoke with both premiers last week and made it clear he wants the pipeline built.

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Karen Collins, the owner of Asti Trattoria Italiana, dropped B.C. wines from her downtown restaurant on February 1, six days before Notley's announcement. "Lana Popham, the minister of agriculture, is reaching out to growers across the Okanagan".

"I fail to see how the oil industry and the wine industry are equivalent rivals", said Evan Watson, owner of the upscale cocktail bar and eatery Clementine, on Wednesday. It hurts to know that our friends in B.C. will have to suffer while our two provinces battle it out.

"I don't believe it's in anyone's interest to have dueling Premiers", Horgan said.

British Columbia's New Democrats will be tabling their throne speech next week by building on promises to tackle affordability. And that's my only focus in the days, weeks and months ahead. "If Alberta disagrees they can make that argument in the proper venue, in our court system". With a throne speech next week, he said he would not be distracted, and he hopes "cooler heads on the other side of the Rockies will prevail".

It's the latest move in the inter-provincial spat over the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline.

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Anderson applauded Notley's handling of the dispute, which he says lines up with the views and frustrations of the Alberta oil and gas industry and of Albertans generally. "Particularly for smaller and newer wine producers who rely heavily on the Alberta market".

She adds this decision wasn't easy but it doesn't have to be this way.

He said Notley's reaction was "over the top" when B.C. controversially asserted its right to restrict the flow of diluted bitumen through pipelines in B.C.to protect its coastline and environment, and announced extensive consultations and studies about spill cleanup that could take a year.

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer is calling on Justin Trudeau to ditch the USA trip he embarked on Wednesday morning and come back home to settle the brewing trade war between B.C. and Alberta over the Trans Mountain pipeline.

Don't get me wrong; BC does need to be taught a lesson and I absolutely think boycotts and buycotts are effective. "Think about our province, and maybe choose some terrific Alberta craft beer instead".

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Other politicians are speaking up about the dispute. "This should not be about pitting BC businesses against Alberta businesses".

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