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Old 11-17-2022, 03:00 PM
 
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I'm optimistic Danielle Smith will win the election in the spring. They might lose a few seats in Calgary but even if they lose a dozen seats they'll still win a majority. The only reason Notley and the NDP won in 2015 is due to a votesplit between the Wildrose and PC parties (basically it's how Doug Ford and the PCs won in Ontario because of a votesplit between the Liberals and NDP) and since the Wildrose/PC merger to form the UCP, the UCP will continue to govern.

Regarding annexation to the U.S., I don't see it happening although, given the increased polarization between states in the U.S., I think a civil war in the U.S. flowing the election results in 2024 (no matter who wins) could happen and almost certainly Canada would be pulled into it which could end up in some sort of realignment. You never know. Many in the U.S. are at a boiling point.
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Old 11-17-2022, 03:43 PM
 
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OP. this is not about the Liberal Party and Trudeau in particular.It is definitely not new.It is a long standing arrogance of the feds toward prairies provinces which brought to bear western alienation and has existed since 1867.


To think that the Prairie provinces would secede to the USA is nonsense. There would be no reason to and frankly it's highly repugnant. The Prairies are perfectly capable of operating and thriving without "outside help". In fact we would be free to THRIVE and make our own economical decisions and global commerce alliances without the constraints of federal goals and interests.


I want to ask why Quebec has been a have-not province since 1957, 65 years. They get the lions' share of equalization payments but have not employed the necessary development strategies to bring them out of it. Quebec had the audacity to declare they had a $496 million dollar SURPLUS just last month Oct 2022.


Canada presently stinks to high heaven.
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Old 11-17-2022, 10:49 PM
 
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OP. this is not about the Liberal Party and Trudeau in particular.It is definitely not new.It is a long standing arrogance of the feds toward prairies provinces which brought to bear western alienation and has existed since 1867.


To think that the Prairie provinces would secede to the USA is nonsense. There would be no reason to and frankly it's highly repugnant. The Prairies are perfectly capable of operating and thriving without "outside help". In fact we would be free to THRIVE and make our own economical decisions and global commerce alliances without the constraints of federal goals and interests.


I want to ask why Quebec has been a have-not province since 1957, 65 years. They get the lions' share of equalization payments but have not employed the necessary development strategies to bring them out of it. Quebec had the audacity to declare they had a $496 million dollar SURPLUS just last month Oct 2022.


Canada presently stinks to high heaven.
I agree with everything you just said. I am a big proponent of separation and I do not want annexation to the U.S. Why leave one frying pan for another? I think the West could stand on its own two feet just fine.

I know so many here in the West look at Pierre Poiliviere as a beacon of hope to change things but I don't think he will be able to do as much as people hope because he still needs to keep Eastern support to hold govt.
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