Notley says new bill will help Alberta ‘maximize’ resources
CAPTION: Premier Rachel Notley says Alberta will pass a bill that grants it the power to intervene in the energy market, as Ottawa renews its commitment to Trans Mountain.
The federal government said Wednesday it will backstop the pipeline expansion. (May 16, 2018) SOUNDBITE: Rachel Notley, Alberta premier SOUNDBITE: Jagmeet Singh, NDP leader PLACELINE: Edmonton; Toronto CREDIT: The Canadian Press STORYLINE: Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says while she welcomes Ottawa's renewed commitment to backstopping the Trans Mountain pipeline, her government will still pass a bill that could punish B.C. with oil-related price spikes.
Notley says Alberta has the right to act in its own best interests, particularly as B.C. continues to frustrate construction of the pipeline expansion.
She says if the impasse is not resolved soon, she is, in her words, "ready and prepared to turn off the taps."