Premier Notley says she’s willing to go full Peter Lougheed circa 1980 and block or limit the flow of oil to BC as leverage against their opposition to Trans Mountain.
In this week’s speech from the throne, the Alberta government signalled it’s ready and willing to stop the flow of oil to BC until it backs off on its opposition to the pipeline from Edmonton to Burnaby.
Bold move- but not all that original.
United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney has been talking about taking just this sort of punitive action against British Columbia for the better part of a year.
Watch as I show you what Notley felt about playing Lougheed-style hard ball against BC when it was a conservative idea.
I’m glad Notley has come around to my way of thinking, but it’s dishonest for her to pass this off as her brainchild when she openly mocked turning off the oil taps as “isolationist”, and unfairly adversarial.
On the bright side, if Notley keeps up this trend of poaching UCP ideas, she just might be willing to scrap her own carbon tax before 2019!