It is outrageous and petty that Rachel Notley is using BC wine producers as pawns in her attempt to start a trade war,” said Stupka.
The issue at hand is with an environmental assessment process that the federal government itself acknowledged is flawed and in need of a complete overhaul.
There is no evidence on the effects of a diluted bitumen spill and this poses a serious risk to BC. businesses and communities, including agriculture. The NEB process that led to the approval of this pipeline was not based on evidence - the spill response analysis alone was predicated on an absurd 23 hours worth of sunlight.
Ms. Notley is simply acting like any other establishment politician up for reelection. This is exactly why Kelowna West needs change - we need leaders who will make decisions based on evidence and what is best for the communities they represent, not out of their own political self-interest.