Premier John Horgan played down any possibility of another trade war with Alberta but added “what other governments do is up to them.
As for what his government might or might not do.
“I have no intention of escalating controversy across the country.”
Horgan says how government will continue its quest to challenge the pipeline jurisdiction issue in the courts saying the province will “carry on.”
Horgan adds he has talked to Trans Mountain President Ian Anderson who told him the province was “harassing” the pipeline project something Horgan says he disagreed with.
As for whether or not his government’s opposition to the Trans Mountain pipeline and subsequent move by Kinder Morgan to stop all unessential spending on the pipeline is threatening the Prime Minister’s national carbon plan.
“I reject that notion.”
Horgan says he has spoken to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau twice in recent weeks and “respectfully disagrees” with him that the Trans Mountain pipeline is in the national interest.
He further added “the interest of of Texas boardrooms are not in the best interest of British Columbians.”
Horgan says he feels Kinder Morgan shareholders are probably moved by the scores of pipeline protesters who have been arrested in recent weeks.
Horgan says he will talk to Alberta Premier Rachel Notley “either tonight or tomorrow.”