Moe won't join Alta.-B.C. trade war by banning west coast wine

The premier of Saskatchewan says he doesn't think the latest dispute with B.C. over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion will be solved by trade measures that impact consumers and private businesses.

Saskatchewan premier says province is considering other options to support Trans Mountain pipeline

Premier Scott Moe has voiced his support for the Trans Mountain pipeline, but wrote in a Facebook post that the province of Saskatchewan would not impose retaliatory trade measures against British Columbia for roadblocks posed to the pipeline. (Alex Brockman/CBC News)

The premier of Saskatchewan says he doesn't think the latest dispute with B.C. over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion will be solved by trade measures that impact consumers and private businesses.

Scott Moe said in a statement on Facebook that he will not be joining Alberta in banning the import of wine from British Columbia.

Notley announced the ban Tuesday in retaliation for a B.C. plan to limit bitumen shipments off its coast, which she has called an attempt to get around federal approval of the pipeline expansion from Alberta to Burnaby.

Moe said his province supports Alberta in its fight but will look at other options to fight the B.C. proposal, either through the courts or inter-provincial trade agreements.