Canada Jason Kenney calls on Rachel Notley to turn off the taps to B.C.

07:41  05 june  2018
07:41  05 june  2018 Source:   edmontonjournal.com

'Emotional day' for Sixties Scoop survivors as Alberta offers apology

  'Emotional day' for Sixties Scoop survivors as Alberta offers apology 'Emotional day' for Sixties Scoop survivors as Alberta offers apologyWhen Adam North Peigan sits in the gallery of the Alberta legislature Monday, he is expecting a “very emotional day” for him and the other Sixties Scoop survivors in attendance.

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Red Deer — Alberta’s Opposition leader continued to call on the government Monday to turn off the taps to British Columbia, a strategy that Premier Rachel Notley said would be tantamount to political theatre.

“We’ve got to keep our powder dry for when there’s actually a need for it,” she told reporters Monday during a teleconference from Red Deer.

“Bill 12 is about maximizing returns for Albertans … We have to take into account the cost to Alberta of doing this,” she said.

The landmark legislation approved in May granted the energy minister licensing authority over exporting crude oil, natural gas and refined fuels. The move would allow the government to limit energy exports to B.C.

'Emotional day' for Sixties Scoop survivors as Alberta offers apology

  'Emotional day' for Sixties Scoop survivors as Alberta offers apology 'Emotional day' for Sixties Scoop survivors as Alberta offers apologyWhen Adam North Peigan sits in the gallery of the Alberta legislature Monday, he is expecting a “very emotional day” for him and the other Sixties Scoop survivors in attendance.

But Notley said it is unlikely her government would use it after Ottawa announced a $4.5-billion deal to buy Kinder Morgan’s core Canadian assets and the existing Trans Mountain pipeline.

“If the logic of Bill 12 existed two weeks ago, it still exists today,” United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney said Monday. “I would be prepared to implement that given the continued obstructionism of the B.C. government.”

He said the federal announcement hasn’t moved B.C. Premier John Horgan’s government one inch — “if anything, they have entrenched in their opposition.”

Horgan has reiterated environmental concerns, and said B.C. will continue with its court reference case to determine who has jurisdiction over what flows through pipelines.

Alberta apologizes to '60s Scoop survivors

  Alberta apologizes to '60s Scoop survivors Alberta apologizes to '60s Scoop survivors"We are sorry," Notley said in the legislature Monday as survivors sat in the gallery, some wiping away tears. "For the loss of families, stability, of love, we are sorry. For the loss of identity, language and culture, we are sorry. For the loneliness, the anger, the confusion and the frustration, we are sorry.

“We’re no closer to getting certainty,” Kenney said.

Notley delivered a pro-pipeline speech Monday to the Red Deer and District Chamber of Commerce, lauding the federal government purchase and Alberta’s decision to invest up to $2 billion to backstop the project.

“Taxpayers are not going to lose on this,” she told reporters. “What we’re talking about here is not a blank cheque, but an investment.

“Much of the B.C. government’s opposition is becoming quite irrelevant to this process.”

Notley also commented on the U.S. decision to slap steel and aluminum producers with hefty tariffs, saying Alberta would be following Ottawa’s lead on the issue.

“We know that it will have a short-term negative impact on our industry, but that many of our consumers will be able to find alternative places from which to get their steel, so we think in the long run we’ll be able to adapt,” she said.

Canada, Mexico and Europe were exempt from import duties of 25 per cent on steel and 10 per cent on aluminum when they were first imposed by the Trump administration in March. Those exemptions ended Friday.

Ottawa retaliated with a dollar-for-dollar tariff on up to $16.6 billion worth of U.S. imports.

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