"If you’re concerned with Alberta’s place in confederation, pick up this book."
Ted Morton, a former Alberta cabinet minister, said any move by the Conservative party to support Quebec's actions wouldn't be met well in the West.
Ted Morton likened Justin Trudeau’s energy policies to an unwelcome sequel of the National Energy Program (NEP) made by his father in the early 1980’s.
"A little band of Western conservatives and libertarians was able to outclass a whole army of progressive intellectual clones and thereby benefit the entire country."
If Albertans were expecting their government to do battle with Ottawa, well, they got dressed up for nothing.
Barry Cooper goes into detail on the West's place in Canada, and would be necessary to alter it.
Alberta culture may not be as obviously distinctive as Quebec's, but it is unique in Canada for several strong reasons.
A brief history of the West's struggle with Ottawa from 1879 to 2020.
Polls can continue to show large numbers of Westerns ready to cut the cord, but until something changes, independence will continue to remain a statistic.
We seem to have long term memory loss given how often we’ve flirted with separatist talk.