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.
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.
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)