She and other Alberta ministers made similar statements when Bill 12 was introduced, debated and passed, leaving no doubt that "its goal was to authorize the government of Alberta to reduce supplies of crude oil, natural gas and refined fuels to cause economic harm to British Columbians in order to punish and put pressure on B.C".
The statement of claim says Alberta's law is unconstitutional because it is meant to punish B.C.by limiting exports of fuel products.
With a week to go before Kinder Morgan's self-imposed May 31 deadline to decide whether to pull the plug on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, a full contingent of labour, business, industry and Indigenous leaders - including representatives from the Metis National Council - are set to descend on the precinct for what the Canadian Chamber of Commerce is billing as a "day of support" for the project.
Even though the federal government has promised to backstop the pipeline expansion to guarantee it's built, no other interested parties have stepped up to the plate should Kinder Morgan abandon the project.
"It would be surreal and exceptionally tone deaf for anyone to think we could politely discuss pharmacare and cannabis when one of the players is hard at work trying to choke the economic lifeblood of the province and the country", Notley said on social media Monday.
And although he said he doesn't believe at this point that Alberta would put Bill C12 into practice, he said BC would file an injunction "right away" if they did. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and British Columbia Premier John Horgan have been at odds over the pipeline.
His concerns largely stem from the limited science available on how diluted bitumen behaves if it is spilled and the risk that comes from increasing the amount of it being shipped on tankers out of Kinder Morgan's marine terminal in Burnaby, B.C.
"I understand Premier Notley's frustration, I share her frustrations", Moe said.
He describes the spat between BC and Alberta holding up the pipeline like a political game of tennis. "Nonetheless, what I would suggest is it's probably premature, although we appreciate them sharing their arguments with us in advance".
The federal Liberal government plans to spend $4.5 billion to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline and all of Kinder Morgan Canada's core assets.
From the NDP election platform: "The Kinder Morgan pipeline is not in B.C.'s interest ..."
"We're not a one-issue province", Jen Holmwood said.