Alberta Premier proclaims ‘turn-off-the-taps’ law aimed at B.C.
Jason Kenney spoke this morning about Alberta’s Bill-12, a law that could restrict the supply of Albertan oil to B.C. Bill-12 would require Alberta’s oil distributers to obtain special licenses approved by the energy minister on the basis of available capacity on the Trans Mountain Pipeline, which Kenney wants the federal government to expand.
The law was passed and given royal ascent under Kenney’s predecessor Rachel Notley. Kenney says his government has no immediate plans to halt the flow of oil to B.C. Attorney General David Eby says B.C. would seek an injunction in the event Kenney used Bill-12 against B.C.
Lawyers for the B.C. government filed legal proceedings against the Bill this morning. Meanwhile, Premier John Horgan will hold a press conference in Victoria at 11:30.