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Old Jan 19th, 2020, 12:59 PM   #81
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New poll shows contented Quebec and angry Prairies — and no wonder

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It was damned near impossible for the Liberals to turn Quebec into Canada’s happiest, most optimistic province, while killing hopes for millions of people in Alberta and Saskatchewan.

But they’ve done it. Brilliantly.

We already knew discontent was deep on the Prairies. A new Angus Reid Institute poll shows it’s almost bottomless.

Seventy-one per cent of Albertans are dissatisfied with the way the country is going. Only 29 per cent approve.

In Saskatchewan, 61 per cent are dissatisfied; 39 per cent are relatively happy.

Moving east, Reid finds that Quebecers are Canada’s most contented citizens.

Fully 76 per cent like Canada’s direction; only 24 per cent are dissatisfied.
I guess if I'd been gifted a couple hundred billion $$$ over the last 40 years, I'd be pretty fukcing happy, too...

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How satisfied are you with things in Canada? Poll reveals a chasm between Alberta, Quebec

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Those numbers represent steep declines from four years ago. In Alberta, the number of people happy with the direction of the country has plummeted from 53 per cent in 2016 to 29 per cent today. In Saskatchewan, the number has dropped 18 percentage points from 57 to 39 per cent.
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Calgary conference to discuss the ‘Value of Alberta’

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A one-day conference in Calgary on Saturday is set to discuss Alberta’s role in Confederation.

Called the “Value of Alberta,” the conference at the Telus Convention Centre is being put on by Alberta Proud, Buffalo Project, and Canadians For Democracy and Prosperity .
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Old Jan 31st, 2020, 11:58 AM   #82
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There is only one figure that is acceptable: $0.00

And the only way that's gonna happen is Wexit.

Alberta can FORCE Trudeau to renegotiate equalization payments: Report

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A new report by the Fraser Institute shows that any province can force other provinces and the federal government to renegotiate the constitution.

In what will be a welcome report to Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe, the Fraser Institute made a particular note of equalization payments—finding that the payment system could be restructured.
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Old Feb 7th, 2020, 12:08 PM   #83
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I Want A New Country

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Yes, it would create some problems. But it would solve the big one.
Alberta MPs launched a counter attack on Thursday after a report surfaced Liberal MPs have been pleading with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to give the thumbs down to a new oil sands project.

The Teck Frontier mine in northern Alberta would create thousands of jobs and add hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil into the province’s economy.

Alberta MPs launched a counter attack on Thursday after a report surfaced Liberal MPs have been pleading with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to give the thumbs down to a new oil sands project.
The excerpted Tweet at the link throws into sharp relief the fundamental (that wasn't my first choice of f-words...) ignorance of Alberta's issues by the ROC.
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Old Feb 17th, 2020, 12:34 PM   #84
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Nearly 80 per cent of Albertans think the country is in the midst of a unity crisis: poll

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Nearly 80 per cent of residents in Alberta and Saskatchewan think the federal government has lost touch with average people in the two provinces, says a new poll commissioned by the communications firm Navigator.
Ya think!?
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Old Feb 17th, 2020, 12:38 PM   #85
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Alberta as the 51st State isn’t a crazy as you might think

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Rebel Media owner Ezra Levant hosted a Calgary townhall meeting in October, 2019. He asked those in attendance if Alberta should become the 51st state. The room responded overwhelmingly, “No.” A Research Co. Study found that only 22 per cent of Albertans say their province would be better off as an American state. In contrast, 40 per cent of Albertans believe the province would be better off as its own country. In short, those Albertans ready to cut the cord with Ottawa do not want to reconnect it with Washington.

There are many reasons – both social and political – for this lack of enthusiasm. But leaving the maple leaf for the star-spangled banner merits consideration.
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Old Feb 17th, 2020, 02:34 PM   #86
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Alberta as the 51st State isn’t a crazy as you might think



Bold mine.

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Same, but I'll add that the article is terrible. One example is that it is very short-sighted. Pipeline politics were also a mess in the U.S. just three years ago, and some states, such as New York, still find ways to mess around with inter-state pipelines. Alberta will be one election away from shenanigans in either country.

There were many other problems in the article, but one highlight is enough. Okay, one more. She got the senate seat count wrong too.
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Old Feb 17th, 2020, 04:30 PM   #87
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Same, but I'll add that the article is terrible. One example is that it is very short-sighted. Pipeline politics were also a mess in the U.S. just three years ago, and some states, such as New York, still find ways to mess around with inter-state pipelines. Alberta will be one election away from shenanigans in either country.

There were many other problems in the article, but one highlight is enough. Okay, one more. She got the senate seat count wrong too.
Turning transplanted Albertans into American Citizens, would be a nightmare for any who choose to later move back to the Maritimes or Ontario. Long story short, between FuBARs, 8938s and 3520s, sooner or later they would miss one and the IRS would have every penny they own. Not to mention it would be almost impossible to go into business for themselves once they left Alberta.
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Old Mar 2nd, 2020, 10:32 AM   #88
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Same, but I'll add that the article is terrible. One example is that it is very short-sighted. Pipeline politics were also a mess in the U.S. just three years ago, and some states, such as New York, still find ways to mess around with inter-state pipelines. Alberta will be one election away from shenanigans in either country.

There were many other problems in the article, but one highlight is enough. Okay, one more. She got the senate seat count wrong too.
Hmmm. Missed this post earlier. Sorry.

I agree, there were several issues with the article but the main point is what I disagreed with.
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Old Mar 2nd, 2020, 10:33 AM   #89
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Wexit Saskatchewan

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A new provincial party takes shape.
In a livestream announcement on the VoteWexit.com Facebook Group, lead
registration coordinator, Eric Wall has announced that the application for
official party registration was delivered to Elections Saskatchewan late
last week.

The efforts involved in the registration process managed to gather nearly
1,100 more signatures than what was required to apply – the total signature
count for the application was 3, 599.

Wall also stated that the application process should be complete within a
couple weeks and the official word should be posted on the Elections
Saskatchewan website after the approval has been given.
As I predicted.
Goodgoodgood.
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Old May 12th, 2020, 03:26 PM   #90
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Don't worry about us. We got our own plan. We're gonna innovate ourselves right out of this $h!thole country...

Trudeau has 'greater, greener goals' for Alberta's oil economy, says province must 'innovate'

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"As we move forward to a different energy mix, to lower fossil fuel emissions, lower green house gas emissions, we need the innovation, the hard work, and the vision and the creativity of people working right now in the energy sector. We need to support Albertans, and other people working in the energy sector, through this incredible, difficult time," he continued.

"We need their capacity to innovate, and figure out how we're going to move forward towards our greater, greener goals. We can't do it without them."
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Finally!!! Too little, too late...

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Rex Murphy: Only the Greens and separatists could find 'opportunity' in a pandemic

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During a crisis that's seen hundreds of thousands of deaths, it is really difficult to craft a sentence in which COVID-19 swims in the same lexical waters as 'opportunity.' But May has done it
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