MLA Nathan Cooper Comments On Alberta's B.C. Wine Ban

British Columbia has stated it might regulate a stop to any expansion in oil flows in B.C. while it further studies how oil spills can be cleaned up. Alberta responded by cancelling talks to buy B.C. power and banning imports of B.C. wine. Meanwhile, the United Conservative Party MLA for Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills Nathan Cooper says Alberta needs to build relationships with its partners and other provinces but - at the end of the day - there definitely does need to be strong action.

Former B.C. premier Christy Clark says efforts by the province's N-D-P government to stymie an interprovincial pipeline are illegal and will hurt all of Canada.

Speaking to a gathering of conservatives in Ottawa on Saturday, February 10th Clark said changing the rules partway through a project will make companies think twice about investing and creating jobs in Canada.

British Columbia has called for more consultation on oil spill readiness related to the expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline, which would triple the oil flowing from the Edmonton area to the west coast.

The Alberta government has responded by ending the import of B.C. wine.
 
Meanwhile, the United Conservative Party MLA for Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills Nathan Cooper says it is important that Premier Rachel Notley has taken some concrete steps.
 
 
 
 
He says it is a little unfortunate Albertans will be the ones to pay the price by not being able to get the B.C wines they have been enjoying. However, Cooper hopes the situation is resolved quickly so the very important pipeline expansion can proceed.
 
Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says she recently called her counterparts in Alberta and British Columbia trying to find a solution to the trade war emerging between the two provinces over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
 
McKenna says she made clear to Alberta Environment Minister Shannon Phillips and B.C. Environment Minister George Heyman that Ottawa has clear authority to approve the Trans Mountain project and will exert that authority to make sure it gets built.
 
MLA Cooper says Alberta needs to build relationships with its partners and other provinces but - at the end of the day - there definitely does need to be strong action.
 

 

Cooper encourages the Alberta government to continue to look at options available to make sure this important project gets built.

 

(Contains content from the Canadian Press)

 

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