A group in Quebec is showing its support of the B.C. wine industry after Alberta made a move that threatens to do some damage.
On Monday, Alberta’s Premier Rachel Notley announced a boycott of all imports of B.C. wines, in an attempt to send a message about how important the energy industry — specifically the Trans Mountain Pipeline — is to Alberta’s economy.
"The wine industry is important in B.C. Not nearly as important as the energy industry is to Alberta and Canada, but important nonetheless,” Notley said last week.
An environmental group called Équiterre has started a campaign for B.C. wines, standing in solidarity with the province’s stance on the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline project.
In a video released on their Facebook page, the group encourages people to buy B.C. wine to support our industry (while drinking in moderation).
They are telling people to pass on the word by taking a picture using the hashtags #PinotNotPipelines, #ToastTheCoast, #QBLovesBCWine, #QBCaimeleVinBC, and #StopKM.
Since Notley’s announcement of the boycott, several politicians have called for a stop to the trade dispute, and other provinces like Saskatchewan have shown their support for the B.C. wine industry in response to Alberta’s ban.
Does Alberta's boycott of B.C. wines have you perplexed? Us too. We support #bcwine—a fine local industry that when spilled doesn't kill marine life. #toastthecoast #stopkm #pinotnotpipelines pic.twitter.com/ebJfdHMzEB— David Suzuki FDN (@DavidSuzukiFDN) February 9, 2018
If you're not from BC or Alberta you might not have heard about the trade war that has started between our provinces. Alberta wants to pipe more oil to our coast and here in BC we're fighting to stop it. Alberta's premiere decided to retaliate by banning import of BC wine into Alberta. But here in BC we're more than ready to support our local wineries by just buying more wine 🍷 Check out my story highlight for my BC VQA recommendations! #bcwine #winenotpipelines #bcwinealbertawhine #BCVQA #buylocal #pinotnotpipelines #nopipelines #nokindermorgan #toastthecoast #wineforwhales #saveourcoast #salishsea