The Alberta government made its latest move today in the province's trade dispute with B.C.
The full-page ad, titled “We used to be so close” was seen in the Vancouver Sun, Province newspaper, Victoria Times-Colonist, the Globe and Mail and the National Post and took further shots at Premier John Horgan.
“The federal government recognized these actions when it approved the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion, which laid the foundation for our national climate plan,” the ads read.
“The B.C. government is now trying to break the rules of Confederation and ignore the national climate plan, choosing to agree with only parts of the federal decision.
“The disregard for the rule of law puts our national economy in danger.”
It goes on to outline the province’s climate plan, and their efforts to help transition Canada to a “greener economy” and touts how their focus on climate change was a factor in the federal government giving the green light to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has been demanding British Columbia back down from considering a restriction of the flow of bitumen that travels in pipelines across B.C.
As part of the ongoing dispute, Notley directed the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission to boycott the import of B.C. wines.
The move prompted British Columbia to file a formal complaint under the Canadian Free Trade Agreement.
In addition to this trade challenge, the province has also declared April to be B.C. Wine Month.