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Today, we heard from Premier John Horgan, who spoke in Victoria, one day after Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced a halt on all BC wine being imported into her province.

Horgan says he's doing what he thinks is best for British Columbians.

It also followed an earlier suggestion by B.C. Agriculture Minister Lana Popham that B.C. might retaliate by targeting Alberta's beef exports. "Think about our province, and maybe choose some terrific Alberta craft beer instead".

Alberta says the pipeline is vital to the economy; B.C.is anxious about the risk of an oil spill.

The group, which represents 276 wineries, is disappointed that wine has been dragged into a political tiff, Prodan said. Or should everyone just cool it, preferably with a nice glass of B.C. red in hand?

Jason Ocenas with Township 7 Wine said his products are sold in liquor stores and shipped directly to customers in Alberta, and finding another market will be hard.

Kenney described the plan as a way to ensure no such projects are built before accusing the Trudeau government of not doing enough to ensure the Kinder Morgan pipeline is built in the face of social and political opposition in B.C.

It's the linchpin component of Alberta's fight to get a better overseas price for its oil, which is now being sold at a discount on the North American market while the province racks up budget deficits over $10 billion. One of those points included restricting the increase in the transport of diluted bitumen.

Western Canada's "wine war" could cost small family owned farms millions of dollars, says an advocate for British Columbia's wine industry.

Notley herself drew attention to the non-coincidence during her news conference: "There is, I believe, a byelection in Kelowna right now".

Wait a year then take us to court? "Albertans didn't want or invite this fight".

Horgan insisted Tuesday and again Wednesday that his NDP government "will stand with B.C. wine producers".

At an event to announce Ottawa's new streamlined approval process for major natural resources projects, Jim Carr said B.C.is free to engage in consultations as it sees fit.

Horgan reiterated the provincial government's position that it has every right to consult with citizens.

Johnston said Averill Creek only ships into Alberta direct-to-client rather than through the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission. Last week, she suspended talks to buy electricity from B.C., a deal that would be worth $500 million a year to the westernmost province.

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil says he's concerned over increasing inter-provincial tensions around the future of the Trans Mountain pipeline.

She also has the Alberta media braying at her to stand up and defend the province's oil industry and the fragile economic recovery happening there. It was a weak response from a B.C. premier and government that made a decision to kick the hornet's nest by going after Alberta's primary industry. "Clearly the federal government doesn't think so and many British Columbians don't think so", Horgan said.

Ian Anderson, the president of Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd., called on Ottawa to step into the dispute over the company's pipeline expansion project between Edmonton and Burnaby, B.C.


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