girl polo shoes Alberta uncorks trade war with British Columbia
All alcohol imported into Alberta goes through the government run liquor commission. wine into Alberta. about $70 million a year. Not that anyone is expecting the boycott to last that long. Or perhaps I should say nobody wants the boycott to last that long. government threatens to put an embargo on Alberta oilsands bitumen flowing by pipeline to the West Coast. that Alberta supplies most of their oil. But what she really wants is for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to up to his responsibilities as leader of a confederation and force Horgan to down from his threat to usurp federal powers over pipelines.
The real fight here, according to Notley, is not Alberta vs. vs. the federal government. is sure to get Trudeau attention and, she hopes, force him to intervene on her side. He, after all, approved the proposed expansion of the Kinder Morgan pipeline in 2016 and has said repeatedly the past week he wants the project to go ahead.
Possibility of banning Alberta beerHer move comes with risks, including the possibility of British Columbians boycotting Alberta goods. pints than the other way around.
But there are upsides to this escalating trade dispute for Notley.
It takes attention away from Alberta growing provincial debt. Today we are talking bottles, not budgets.
She joins a long list of memorable Alberta premiers, including Peter Lougheed and Ralph Klein, who increased their popularity and became icons by fighting external enemies.
She gets to play the champion of Alberta, the defender of our province from outsiders who threaten our economy.
She gets to sound almost like a conservative.
NDP’s ‘social licence’ scheme slammed by UCPNot that Alberta conservatives would agree. The United Conservative Party issued a news release Tuesday saying Notley is doing too little, too late.
fact remains that the Alberta NDP licence scheme is in shambles, and it appears, at this time, that the Trudeau Liberals have completely abandoned Alberta aside from hollow feel good rhetoric, said the party energy critic, Prasad Panda.
The UCP called, yet again, for Notley to scrap the province carbon tax.
That not going to happen, of course. Pretty much the only reason Trudeau approved the Kinder Morgan pipeline was because of Notley Climate Leadership Plan that includes the carbon tax (and besides, Trudeau has warned provinces if they don put their own price on carbon, he will impose one).
But Panda does make an important point: Trudeau has done little but issue feel good rhetoric. needs to do much more not only to fulfil a promise to get the pipeline built, but to stand up for the constitutional powers and responsibilities of the federal government.