Alberta sets task force in oil versus wine trade battleStaff Writer | February 10, 2018
Canada's oil-rich province of Alberta ramped up its fight with western neighbor British Columbia over a crude oil pipeline expansion, announcing a task force to prepare new retaliatory measures in the trade battle.
Canada Alberta retaliated by halting purchases of British Columbia wine
Alberta retaliated by halting purchases of British Columbia wine, and asked the federal government to step in to assert its jurisdiction over the C$7.4 billion ($5.9 billion)project, which was approved by Canada in 2016.
The expansion project would nearly triple capacity of the existing Trans Mountain pipeline, which extends from Alberta's energy heartland to a Vancouver area port, helping get more Canadian crude to tide water for export.
The task force, established by Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, includes former politicians, business leaders and a legal scholar. ■