Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Premier Scott Moe Says Saskatchewan Will Not Ban B.C. Wines in Pipeline Dispute

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Premier Scott Moe Says Saskatchewan Will Not Ban B.C. Wines in Pipeline Dispute

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Saskatchewan will not ban B.C. wines: premier

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REGINA - Saskatchewan says it will not be joining Alberta in banning the import of British Columbia wines.

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced the ban on Tuesday as the next step in an ongoing dispute with B.C. over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

In a statement on Facebook, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says that while his province supports Alberta in its fight, he doesn't think the dispute will be solved by trade measures that have an impact on consumers and private businesses.

B.C. has said it is considering rules to limit any increase in the shipping of diluted bitumen until an independent panel can better analyze whether the system is safe and can adequately deal with a spill.

The Trans Mountain project has already been approved by Ottawa and Notley sees B.C.'s move as a back-door way to scuttle the expansion. …

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