Speaking to reporters on Thursday afternoon, Premier John Horgan said he wouldn't be "distracted" by the "retaliatory moves" of the Alberta government.
During Notley's Tuesday announcement, she stated the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission would immediately halt all imports of BC wine.
In 2017, Alberta imported 17.2 million bottles of B.C. wine with an estimated value of $70 million - the equivalent of about 1.4 million cases. "I think Albertans should be embarrassed their premier is advocating for it".
"It's mostly symbolic, but I'm certain that B.C. producers aren't liking seeing this and hearing this".
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced pressure on Wednesday from an important political ally and the business community to settle an oil pipeline dispute that has sparked fears of a trade war between two neighboring provinces, Reuters reported.
"I think that asserting their federal jurisdiction in whatever manner they determine is most effective and most appropriate is something I'll be looking for, so that we get past the words of support, to the actions of support that we're all chasing hard".
Horgan said he would not consider a tit-for-tat B.C. boycott of Alberta beef.
"It is Trans Mountain's intention to put people to work and to create jobs and opportunities through our expansion project, so it is unfortunate that any of this has happened, even tangentially", the statement said.More news: Pentagon confirms it is planning a huge military parade
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"The premier has stumbled into this reckless trade war with Alberta, he's the one who pushed the wine sector into the line of fire", said Stewart.
"It wasn't an easy decision". "And I don't know where we're going to go, but one thing for sure, we'll fight".
Not that smaller and family-owned wineries won't feel the substantial pinch of Alberta closing its doors to B.C. -origin wines; they will.
"A working free-trade relationship between Alberta and British Columbia is imperative to securing economic well-being for Canada", he said. "And it requires a clear and unequivocal response", Notley said.
Alberta and British Columbia (B.C.) are scrapping over Kinder Morgan Canada's planned C$7.4 billion ($5.9 billion) Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, which was approved by Ottawa in 2016.
Kinder Morgan had to ask the National Energy Board to intervene when the city of Burnaby refused to give permits to start construction on the pipeline and the marine terminal where it ends. On his way to the US for a four-day trip in San Francisco, including a meeting with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, eBay CEO Devin Wenig and other tech leaders, Trudeau said he will stand up for the national interest. "When it comes to our rights, my rights as the premier to consult with British Columbians about putting in place protections for our environment and our economy, I see no ground for Premier [Notley] to stand on".
"We're continuing to discuss and engage with the B.C. government, with the Alberta government", he said.
Burns goes on to speculate the future of events like Big Taste Calgary, which is a collaboration between Calgary restaurants and the BC Wine Institute, drawing in hundreds of diners during the month of March. The pipeline is a private company with obligations to shippers and "it would get very complicated if we were to restrict current movement to send a message to British Columbia", he said.