Saskatchewan Joins Alberta In Pushing Legislation To Restrict Oil Exports To B.C.

John Horgan has failed to realize how vulnerable a position he is in.

B.C. is heavily dependent on oil from Alberta.

As a result, Alberta has significant leverage over B.C.

It’s that leverage which Rachel Notley is seeking to utilize as the Alberta government brought forth legislation giving the provincial government the authority to restrict oil and gas exports to B.C.

Now, Saskatchewan has joined in those efforts.

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe has announced that the province will bring in legislation that could restrict the export of oil to B.C.

Here’s what Moe said on Twitter:

“In the coming days, we’ll be introducing legislation to join Alberta in restricting oil exports to BC. If fuel tanks in British Columbia start to run dry because Alberta has turned the taps off, it won’t be Saskatchewan filling them up.”

The unity between Alberta and Saskatchewan on this issue shows how vulnerable John Horgan’s anti-pipeline position has become.

Without oil, the B.C. economy can’t function, and Alberta (and to a smaller extent Saskatchewan) has the oil. So, if Horgan wants to stop Alberta from profiting from their natural resources, why should Alberta be obligated to sell those resources to B.C.?

Horgan appears to have severely misjudged how vulnerable his province is economically, and Saskatchewan’s decision to back up Alberta puts Horgan in an even worse position.

Of course, if Justin Trudeau had any toughness or leadership ability, he would add his support to Alberta and Saskatchewan’s efforts, putting Horgan in a totally impossible situation. Instead, Trudeau delays and delays, showing total weakness.

Spencer Fernando

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Jeff Dewe

I’m from the East Coast and totally support Alberta and Justin Trudeau needs to grow a set and man up!!. Canada needs to work together to move forward to be prosperous. BC is acting like a foreign country who doesn’t care about its neighbours, Kind of like Europe/Russia and this needs to end. We are all Canadians first and foremost, BC is forcing Alberta’s economy to go down the tubes, its bad enough the NDP party in Alberta has been anti-pipeline in the past and only switched to pro-pipeline because there poll numbers are dropping and they have to buy… Read more »

bj stewart
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bj stewart

Trudeau is like the Queen, he has no sword, he is the emperor that has no clothes. He is like money that has no value . He is like the debt that exists on paper that has no value. The jig is up, the game is over. Good on you Alberta and Saskatchewan. You are independent nation states. Create your own Provincial public bank and Provincial currency. Tell Ottawa to take a hike.

Bruce
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Bruce

Rest assured, Turdo, Butts and McKenna are plotting a strategy to stymie Alberta and Saskatchewan. If you think he’s done all the damage he can do, just wait. Has Morneau cut the $5 billion dollar cheque for Horgan’s infrastructure account yet?

NancyW
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NancyW

Thank you Saskatchewan, we still have some good tough Canadian people left in Canada. We need a real Canadian leader. They keep trying to tell us that oil will not be used in a generation or two, but they even need it to run those ugly windmills that kill the ground around them, and even electric cars need it to move and certainly in any industry it is needed. So let BC see how long they can keep getting to work or their chain saws running without oil, since they are so intent on being “green”, let them be green,they… Read more »

alan skelhorne
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its time for the west to go on their own now, manitoba, saskatchewan, and the big boy alberta, should have talks with the usa now, before trudeau buries these three provinces once n for all. the usa will love our oil, those three provinces don,t need the province of british columbia, its like the states, they don,t need la la land california. bye bye to those two. simply put, its a win win situation for both sides of the border. now, i wonder how trudeau would fix that mess. for how many years has quebec black mailed canada. well its… Read more »

Ron Werner
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Ron Werner

I just don’t understand the political process sometimes. Like, how do MPs and MLAs objectively vote themselves a raise? ! Like anyone is going to vote no…duh! And THIS!! How do they legislate blackmail??? This could open up a whole can of worms wrt the constitution if any province seems slighted by another and just happens to have some leverage.

Steve
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Steve

Listen to Horgan when he says that it’s OK to limit imports of Alberta petroleum and states that it’s in “BC’s Best Interest” and yet when Alberta wants to limit oil exports to BC this is not OK he is a perfect example of “Kakistocracy”.

Tommy Hawk
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Not since ‘daddy’s days — or should that be ‘daze’? — has there been so much angst across the country and it increases proportionally every time HE opens his mouth.

I resist the urge to comment further.