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Notley giving BC, Ottawa 'a little space' to discuss BC pipeline issue

Notley giving BC, Ottawa 'a little space' to discuss BC pipeline issue

But - and this is critical - in response to a reporter's question, the premier added that her government had other, bigger options it was prepared to unleash at strategic times if B.C. does not give up its plan to delay Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain extension with a new round of needless safety studies. As much as Notley's wine ban is a drop in the oil pan next to pipeline revenues, it hurts individuals significantly.

Carr says all B.C. has done thus far is announce a plan to consult its residents about whether more research is needed, and that nothing has been done that should stop the construction of the pipeline.

She introduced an opposition motion in the House of Commons on Monday calling on the federal government to make public no later than February 15, its specific plan to get the pipeline built.

But he's got one now, and it's a fight that he might have to wage on two fronts, because this time around, a Trudeau government might be on Alberta's side, at least in words if not in action. With that in mind, call this what you will, but Alberta is now officially in a day-to-day trade war with B.C. So, the question now becomes, what happens if B.C. decides to play the game while continuing to not play ball? Let B.C. stew on that while it's talking to the feds.

United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney asked Friday for the legislature to reconvene for an emergency debate on the pipeline battle and the need for Ottawa to intervene.

Horgan has said that B.C. won't retaliate by banning any Alberta products. Around 12,000 people are employed at vineyards in the B.C. Okanagan region, which supplies 30 per cent of wine purchased in Alberta.

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"We don't want to do anything that causes more harm to the Alberta economy than it does to the B.C. economy". They hate pipelines as much as the B.C. NDP. It's nice to see the government promoting Alberta's best interests. "So anything that a provincial government does to sour the view of British Columbia through the lens of Ottawa is not very helpful".

Even before the Justin Trudeau government released its new environmental assessment rules last week, I thought there was little chance the feds would come to our defence.

"We've got a premier who flew back from Asia to try to convince the Asian communities that a final investment decision is warranted on B.C. LNG (liquefied natural gas)", Black said.

Val Litwin, president of the B.C. Chamber of Commerce, said Ottawa needs to make it clear to B.C. that it has no constitutional authority to restrict what moves on a federally mandated pipeline. Notley called it unconstitutional since the federal government approved the $7.5 billion pipeline expansion project.

"I have said all along that we live in a country that enjoys all of the freedoms to protest".