Wall disagrees with BC at Premiers meeting
Meetings between Canada’s premiers have wrapped up in Nova Scotia, and Premier Brad Wall is taking a much needed holiday.
While there Wall tabled a report on health care he co-authored with the Premier of P.E.I.
Wall said the report will do a lot to help each province with costs.
“Joint purchase of bulk, generic goods starting next spring, to new clinical practice guideline that will reduce amputations related to diabetes by 80 per cent and hospitalization for that same disease by 30 per cent.”
On the agenda for the meetings was the national energy strategy which B.C. has decided not to participate in.
But Wall contended it will move forward regardless.
“Canadians are responsible suppliers of a lot of energy to the world, and energy power that’s arguably more responsible from an environmental standpoint than almost any other jurisdiction that we compete with. We need to get that message out to our customers and take back the branding issue a little bit.”
B.C. is also looking for a share of the energy resource revenues from the pipelines which run through that province.
But Wall argued the country doesn't work like that.
“I don’t think we want another province saying ‘look, you’re not able to go through our jurisdiction unless you give us a cut of your royalties.’ That’s not how the country works, that’s not how the constitution is spelled out.”
Edited by CJME's Lisa Schick.