Vaughn Palmer: War of words with Alberta over beef, oil, wine, trade

Notley uncorks B.C. support for wine ban     In a series of Tweets the Alberta Premier claims BCers support wine ban
    Tara BowieFeb. 7 2018 8:04

The Alberta government has moved to ban all imports of British Columbia wine, with Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announcing the decision on Tuesday.

"But then isn't that what the B.C. government is doing to the Alberta people?" And that morning, 17 members of the environmental non-profit Equiterre all bought a bottle of B.C. red holding up a sign reading, "Pinot Not Pipelines" and "QC loves BC wines".

Innocent small family run B.C. wineries will now face very serious economic circumstances beyond their control and that is entirely unacceptable.

He added that he had no intention of retaliatory action against Alberta and dispelled the rumours about a possible ban on beef.

"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. "But it certainly speaks to the severity of the issue to, in particular, Premier Notley and Alberta producers". "I'm here for B.C., not Alberta".

"I hope that you will consider the severity and effect of the actions your minister has proposed and that you will accept my offer to meet with you to discuss these and any other matters relating to the operations of our company in B.C". "Boycotts. will not resolve an issue that is ultimately our federal government's responsibility", the chamber said.

Whatever happens, the dispute offers Trudeau big risk and reward, said Tom Bateman, associate political science professor at New Brunswick's St. Thomas University.

A move that would stall the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

That our Canadian federation has arrived at this place - with deafening silence on the part of the federal government - is even more shocking.

Advocates had been carefully watching negotiations on the North American Free Trade agreement, concerned a new deal could mean for access to American markets, Prodan said. I have had discussions with the premier of Alberta and have made it clear to both of them that the interests of British Columbia are my responsibility.

"It wasn't an easy decision". "It's well known that premier Notley and I have been friends in the past".

But let's remember, when Alberta's economy is allowed to enjoy the benefits of the billions of dollars a year that a successful pipeline will bring to our province, more people will be able to eat in Alberta restaurants and buy B.C. wine. "Not almost as important as energy industry is to Alberta and Canada, but important nonetheless".

"My response to Notley's pettiness today", Weaver tweeted.

He said at least one customer who regularly bought B.C. wine asked for an alternative recommendation in light of the boycott.

She adds Justin Trudeau needs to step in and assert his authority.

Trudeau refused to intervene on either side.

If Trudeau does not heed Scheer's calls to come back to Canada, he will continue his US tour with stops in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

"The Premier in making it sound like this is a normal course, insignificant path that he is treading down, but we all know where it ends, and it ends in attempts to continue to frustrate and delay us, and we are not going to stand for that", Anderson said.

The wine institute is also asking winery owners to submit on- or off-record feedback regarding how the boycott will impact their winery.



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