Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Manitoba Premier Calls for 'De- Escalation' in Alberta-B.C. Pipeline Dispute

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Manitoba Premier Calls for 'De- Escalation' in Alberta-B.C. Pipeline Dispute

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Manitoba premier calls for calm in wine war

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WINNIPEG - Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says increasing regional tensions and economic uncertainty over the future of the Trans Mountain pipeline project should be defused as quickly as possible.

Pallister's comment comes one day after the Alberta government announced it's banning wine from British Columbia because of B.C.'s plans to limit how much diluted bitumen can be shipped from its coast.

Pallister says in a statement that he has promoted open trade among the provinces and he's concerned about the controversy in the energy sector and the resulting provocation and threats at the provincial level.

He notes that both the National Energy Board and the federal cabinet approved Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion in 2016 after determining it was in Canada's national interest. …

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