Thursday’s Supreme Court decision regarding one man’s battle to bring cheep Quebec beer across a provincial border to his New Brunswick home could have spillover effects in Alberta’s pipeline dispute with British Columbia.
The judgement reiterates part of the constitution which states provinces cannot impose trade restrictions with the intent to punish other provinces.
Alberta Premier, Rachel Notley was asked about the decision Thursday night, outside a B’nai Brith dinner.
Reporter question: “Premier are you worried about the Supreme Court decision and being able to stand up for pipelines?”
Notley’s answer: “No we’re good–we’ve had a good conversation–and we’re still very confident that everything is going to work out the way it needs to. Thank you.”
Premier @RachelNotley as she was leaving the dinner tonight – “is she worried today’s Supreme Court decision could impact her ability to stand up for pipelines?” #yyc @660NEWS pic.twitter.com/e6XZ6MC44v
— Ian Campbell (@news_ian) April 20, 2018
It was the only question the premier took from Calgary media before being whisked away. Notley is scheduled to be in Fort McMurray Friday, for a facility ground-breaking.