Most Advocate poll takers support B.C. wine import ban

Most Advocate readers support Alberta government’s decision to ban B.C. wine imports.

The Advocate poll on B.C. wine ban that ran from Feb. 6 to 13 received 200 votes. A hundred and twenty four readers (62 per cent) voted in favour of the ban while another 76 voted no (38 per cent).

Last week, Premier Rachel Notley announced a ban on B.C. wines. The decision comes in the wake of a growing feud between the two provinces over a Trans Mountain pipeline extension that will flow from Alberta to the West Coast.

Some readers took to Advocate’s Facebook page to share their views on how they did not agree with government’s “tit for tat” strategy.

Some readers said the ban only hurts small independent winemakers.

Since the ban, the government of Alberta has launched a petition called “Keep Canada Working” encouraging Canadians to sign the petition.

“We need everyone, all of us, working together to make sure the federal government and the B.C. government fully understand why this pipeline matters, why good jobs matter and why the rules of our country matter,” said Notley in a message on

See related: B.C. wine ban not good for business

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