Pipeline Trans Mountain: in front of the impasse, the Alberta boycott the wine of British Columbia

News 7 February, 2018
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    Rachel Notley

    QMI agency

    Tuesday, February 6, 2018 23:43

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    EDMONTON – Scarred by the decision of the British Columbia oppose the pipeline project Trans Mountain, the first minister of the province of Alberta has decreed an embargo on the wine columbian, on Tuesday.

    In a press briefing, Ms Notley explained that it had ordered the agency regulating alcohol in the province to immediately stop the import of wine from the province of the west.

    “For me, it is clear that we are all united in this folder. […] I hear Albertans say, everywhere I go, that we need to send a clear message to the bc in order to assert our point of view. We can do this by boycotting the wine [of British Columbia],” expressed the prime minister néodémocrate on his Twitter account.

    According to Ms Notley, the Alberta imported approximately 17.2 million bottles by 2017 British Columbia, for a total of $70 million.

    Alberta does not digest that British Columbia has announced that it would freeze any increase in the quantity of oil passing through its territory without consulting its people. Remember that the oil pipeline of Trans Mountain to Kinder Morgan aims to, ultimately, to transport 900 000 barrels of oil per day from Alberta to the port of Burnaby, suburb of Vancouver.

    Last week, Ms. Notley was also put on ice talks for the purchase of $ 500 million in electricity per year in British Columbia.

    The prime minister néodémocrate of British Columbia, John Horgan, has reacted to the announcement Tuesday by inviting his colleague to present his arguments in court. “I demand for Alberta to withdraw from this position. We will support the wine producers of british columbians and to respond to these unjust actions”, he argued in a press release.