Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alberta Premier Notley Unveils High-Profile Task Force to Counter B.C. 'Attack'

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alberta Premier Notley Unveils High-Profile Task Force to Counter B.C. 'Attack'

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Alberta task force to counter B.C. 'attack'

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CALGARY - Premier Rachel Notley has unveiled a task force she says will defend Alberta jobs from B.C.'s "unconstitutional attack" on the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion, but she wouldn't give details on exactly what the high-profile group will consider or when they will act.

The task force is the latest salvo in Alberta's increasingly militant response to a call last week by the B.C. government for more consultations on oil spill readiness and a limit on increased diluted bitumen shipments until it's confident in response measures.

The move is seen as an attempt by British Columbia to delay and hamper building of the $7.4-billion pipeline expansion to triple its Alberta oil shipments to the West Coast, even though the line has been approved by the federal government. …

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