Letter: Horgan is in the minors, playing slow-pitch

Kelowna letter-writer says the battle between BC and Alberta is being won by Alberta

To the editor:

Notley vs. Horgan: Both are NDP, but that is where the similarity ends.

It’s the latest move in the growing dispute over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion that would carry more Alberta oilsands bitumen to the B.C. coast. Notley is in the big league playing hardball. Horgan is in the minors, playing slow-pitch.

And, Horgan may have signed the death certificate of NDP candidate Shelley Cook in our byelection later this month. I believe he has.

Notley and Alberta state they are stopping the imports of B.C. wine. Isn’t that the life-blood of the Okanagan. Hello Ben Stewart. I am not a Liberal supporter. Been there, done that, and I feel we got screwed by Christy Clark and her Liberals. Once is enough. They don’t deserve my trust.

Notley says Alberta currently imports about 17 million bottles of wine worth $70 million annually from B.C. wineries. She is also saying, this is one good step to wake up B.C. to the fact that they can’t attack our industry without a response from us.

Notley also said the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission will step up enforcement of direct sales from B.C. wineries to consumers in her province. Last week Notley said Alberta was suspending further talks on power purchase agreements with B.C. worth up to $500 million annually to the B.C.’s coffers. Notley has also called B.C.’s attempt to hinder the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion an unconstitutional attempt to get around federal approval of the project. The expansion would triple the capacity of the pipeline.

Welcome to B.C. politics. Has anything changed between Liberal and NDP Governments? No. We the taxpayers will still be expected to pick up the tab.

David W. Kuhn, West Kelowna

To report a typo, email: edit@kelownacapnews.com.


@KelownaCapNews
newstips@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Smoke sparks evacuation at Penticton apartments

Fire crews were called to 88 Duncan Ave just after 6:30 p.m., Tuesday

Accident backs up Glenmore

Commuters in Lake Country, between Vernon and Kelowna, advised to avoid area

Police incident ends peacefully in Glenmore

After the area was evacuated, police were able to calm a distraught 50-year-old man

UBCO students to get medical cannabis coverage

Kelowna - The pilot project will be implemented in April

Kelowna art camp held for spring break

Classes for children are available from March 19 to 29

VIDEO: Top 10 B.C. budget highlights

The NDP is focusing on childcare, affordable housing and speeding up the elimination of MSP premiums

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Canucks blow three goal lead, lose to Avalanche in overtime

Vancouver struggled on the penalty kill, as Colorado scored all five goals on the powerplay

Smoke sparks evacuation at Penticton apartments

Fire crews were called to 88 Duncan Ave just after 6:30 p.m., Tuesday

Widow of avalanche victim sues Golden lodge operator

A woman from Alberta is suing guides, their mountain guide association and the lodge operator for negligence

BC BUDGET: NDP hope to nix court delays with $15 million cash influx

Union says funding could stop sheriffs from leaving for higher paid jobs

Thompson, Chilcotin Steelhead Trout in danger of extinction

‘Once it’s gone, it’s not coming back’ says longtime Steelhead advocate Steve Rice.

Cattlemen urge B.C. to prevent erosion caused during 2017 wildfire season

Other concerns are fencing restoration and repair, and a lack of feed for cattle.

Skier air lifted from Cherryville

Elementary school students get a close look at emergency services in action

Most Read