Alberta opposition leader warns of serious consequences for BC if it blocks the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
Salvo is part of a bitter tussle over the expansion of bitumen shipments through the Trans Mountain pipeline.
Panel includes leaders in the oil, banking, academic and investment sectors, plus Alberta cabinet ministers and senior civil servants.
Federal and Alberta governments deny they’re moving in retaliation as obstacles mount.
Alberta premier has already suspended talks to buy BC electricity and has banned BC wines.
Says BC is very aware Canada can and will do what it takes to exert its authority to have the pipeline built.
Expects federal government to assert its jurisdiction: to get past words of support to action.
Doesn’t think the dispute will be solved by trade measures that impact consumers and private businesses.
Amount of power is minor, and BC Hydro has the option to export power to the US: analyst.
First salvo in Alberta’s fight against the BC’s proposal to obstruct the Kinder Morgan oil pipeline expansion.
Interprovincial trade in electricity is one of the possible lines of pursuit.
Efforts to protect the environment cannot come at the expense of people.
Court challenge would not be fought on environmental grounds, but on land, hunting and fishing rights enshrined in the Constitution.
NDP election win prompts waves of uncertainty that threaten investment and economic growth in BC.
Will help connect BC companies with venture capitalists, skilled tech workers and strategic partners.