The Trans-Mountain pipeline issue caused a firestorm in Question Period at the Legislature Tuesday.
Kamloops South Thompson MLA Todd Stone was looking for answers on a potential scenario, which he says would have a negative affect on truckers heading through Alberta from B.C. due to potential retaliatory action by Alberta Premier Rachel Notley.
“One demand being made in Alberta at the moment is imposing a comprehensive inspections on 100% of B.C.’s commercial vehicles entering or existing Alberta.”
Kamloops North Thompson MLA Peter Milobar wondered about the threat to restrict oil exports to this province from Alberta.
“Has the Environment Minister considered what impact this action would have on fuel supplies and prices in British Columbia?”
Premier John Horgan responded to both Kamloops MLA’s
“I don’t think its in anyone’s interest Honourable Speaker for those on that side of the house to create crisis when we are in court trying to determine what our jurisdiction is.”
The Premier says the government has the right to go to court to determine the extent of its jurisdiction in the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion.