Economic damage will extend far beyond the fuel budgets of B.C. residents if Alberta passes and enacts a bill allowing it to restrict exports of oil, natural gas and refined fuels to the province as part of its ongoing pipeline dispute, observers say.
The Bill 12 legislation and the trade war escalation it might spark would damage Alberta and Canadian businesses and citizens as well as those in British Columbia, warned Greg D'Avignon, CEO of the Business Council of B.C.
“By punishing British Columbia because of the actions of the government of the day - while it might feel good and I completely understand it - it actually has consequences people aren't thinking about for the citizens of Alberta and our country as a whole,” he said Tuesday.
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