'Should a red seal welder, the highest apprenticeship there is, weld pipe from Edmonton to the B.C. border and be recognized the world over but not be able to weld pipe on the other side of the border in B.C.? Is that acceptable?'
The conference is to focus on energy, interprovincial trade and the environment. The second issue is particularly important to Alberta which is pushing for a national version of its Trade, Investment, Labour and Mobility Agreement with B.C.