Gov looking for wine markets in Asia ?why

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Re: Gov looking for wine markets in Asia ?why

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Re: Gov looking for wine markets in Asia ?why

Postby gordon_as » Feb 8th, 2018, 7:37 pm

Why is the government looking for new wine markets in Asia for private enterprise businesses ?

Horgan was in Asia not too long ago. He was promoting wine , lumber ,agriculture , tech , ski hills and tourism ,etc. etc. even LNG....... just to name a few. It's called a trade mission. You may not have heard about it because he didn't take 5 photographers and a videographer along with him , like his predecessor did.
Since Clark became premier in 2011, the government has spent more than $3,500 a week on social-media photos and videos. That’s more than $500 a day, every day, for the past five years.


Yes , she went on trade missions too , and likely promoted BC wines at some point in time.

EDIT ( or maybe not ) https://www.straight.com/news/784511/pr ... -firms-eye

Funny thing about this story ( well , not actually funny at all ) is where he mentions more marketing in Washington state. Some of you may have forgotten that the US is still a bit upset about our previous government violating trade agreements regarding................. wine.
https://globalnews.ca/news/3189194/b-c- ... sentative/
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Re: Gov looking for wine markets in Asia ?why

Postby George+ » Feb 8th, 2018, 7:55 pm

I thought Ben Stewart did it all in Asia?

Despite being paid hundreds of thousands,

There is little evidence of what he did.

Vote anything but Liberal in the byelection.

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Re: Gov looking for wine markets in Asia ?why

Postby Urbane » Feb 8th, 2018, 8:33 pm

    George+ wrote:I thought Ben Stewart did it all in Asia?

    Despite being paid hundreds of thousands,

    There is little evidence of what he did.

    Vote anything but Liberal in the byelection.
Flamingfingers will be the first to tell you that Ben Stewart did an excellent job when he was our MLA and I have no reason to doubt her on that. As to your comments about what he did or didn't do in Asia I'd be careful if I were you. It sounds a bit like what Horgan and Ralston had to say about Gordon Wilson. Anyway, my wife and I were pleased to vote for Ben Stewart yesterday and I look forward to him being our MLA once again.
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Re: Gov looking for wine markets in Asia ?why

Postby Dizzy1 » Feb 8th, 2018, 9:03 pm

Oh come on people - "Christy Clark this - Christy Clark that. John Horgan this - John Horgan that"

The only reason Horgan is promoting BC Wine in Asia is because of Alberta's ban. Its damage control, so it looks like something in the eyes of you political cheerleaders.
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Re: Gov looking for wine markets in Asia ?why

Postby Hassel99 » Feb 8th, 2018, 9:20 pm

common_sense_guy wrote:Why is the government looking for new wine markets in Asia for private enterprise businesses ? I wasn't aware that the government was in the wine making and selling business. Isn't looking for new markets up to the business that is selling it? Anything the government does our tax dollars is paying for. Can someone explain the logic behind this.?

https://www.castanet.net/news/BC/218466 ... ne-markets




Your assumption that this is not a role standard role of the BC Government is incorrect.

Why don't you go ahead and google. "premier trade mission"

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Re: Gov looking for wine markets in Asia ?why

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Re: Gov looking for wine markets in Asia ?why

Postby gordon_as » Feb 8th, 2018, 10:35 pm

Dizzy1 wrote:The only reason Horgan is promoting BC Wine in Asia is because of Alberta's ban. Its damage control, so it looks like something in the eyes of you political cheerleaders.


From the article that you didn't even read.

British Columbia's premier says his government is reviewing its options and standing up for its citizens when it comes to a trade war with Alberta.

John Horgan says the province was already seeking new markets for B.C. wines in Asia before Alberta banned the products earlier this week.
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Re: Gov looking for wine markets in Asia ?why

Postby Dizzy1 » Feb 8th, 2018, 11:01 pm

gordon_as wrote:From the article that you didn't even read.

British Columbia's premier says his government is reviewing its options and standing up for its citizens when it comes to a trade war with Alberta.

John Horgan says the province was already seeking new markets for B.C. wines in Asia before Alberta banned the products earlier this week.


And the part you missed to highlight ...

John Horgan says the province was already seeking new markets for B.C. wines in Asia before Alberta banned the products earlier this week.

Yup, yup, yup - sure, sure, sure :up:
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Re: Gov looking for wine markets in Asia ?why

Postby George+ » Feb 8th, 2018, 11:06 pm

Sooo..any evidence of what Stewart did?
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Re: Gov looking for wine markets in Asia ?why

Postby Cactusflower » Feb 8th, 2018, 11:09 pm

Urbane wrote:
    George+ wrote:I thought Ben Stewart did it all in Asia?

    Despite being paid hundreds of thousands,

    There is little evidence of what he did.

    Vote anything but Liberal in the byelection.
Flamingfingers will be the first to tell you that Ben Stewart did an excellent job when he was our MLA and I have no reason to doubt her on that. As to your comments about what he did or didn't do in Asia I'd be careful if I were you. It sounds a bit like what Horgan and Ralston had to say about Gordon Wilson. Anyway, my wife and I were pleased to vote for Ben Stewart yesterday and I look forward to him being our MLA once again.


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Re: Gov looking for wine markets in Asia ?why

Postby The Green Barbarian » Feb 8th, 2018, 11:32 pm

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Re: Gov looking for wine markets in Asia ?why

Postby Urban Cowboy » Feb 9th, 2018, 1:28 am

Dizzy1 wrote:
John Horgan says the province was already seeking new markets for B.C. wines in Asia before Alberta banned the products earlier this week.

Yup, yup, yup - sure, sure, sure :up:


I'm guessing truth be told, the province was already pursuing those markets, long before the grinning dufus arrived on the scene.

Then again apparently our economy is doing good thanks to Horkagain too. Maybe that's why he feels compelled to do everything possible to trash as many industries as he can. Pipeline - check, wine - check, tourism - check, BC Hydro - check, and we can only guess how much more damage is on the horizon.

Just watch, a few days ago he was praising the NDP for BC's economic health, now come next quarter when everything he's trashed shows decline, he'll find some creative way to blame it on the Liberals.
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Re: Gov looking for wine markets in Asia ?why

Postby rustled » Feb 9th, 2018, 5:22 am

The government was doing it's job and exploring the Asian wine market long before Horgan started a trade war.
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/farmi ... dustry.pdf
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