On Alberta's Suddenly Fragile Democracy
Great read and succinct in what the proposed Act will mean for Albertans. Time will tell of the outcome of it.
It's beyond embarrassing to live in Alberta right now. It's startling that I actually miss Kenney.
I live in Alberta. Much like you, my anglophone parents (and grandparents) left Quebec in the late 70’s. Smith’s views are shortsighted and the Sovereignty Act is a disaster. She needs to call an election
Good analysis and, again, we’ll-written.
The last eight words say it all. Good analysis as usual Evan.
Danielle Smith is a miracle worker - never thought I’d be planning to vote NDP…
I am a native of Ottawa, and long familiar with the sob stories of Anglos confronted by the unspeakable horror of having to learn French. Lots of them have managed it, however, and are better people for it. It is time to change your story. You might want to say that your parents, because of their stubborn refusal to learn what is still one of the world's great languages (320 million and counting), sentenced you to life of stultifying unilingualism.
I lived in Ottawa during the Quebec crisis. For years after that, my friends in Montreal could not sell their homes for love nor money. If she wins in 2023, I warn you folk, your investments in real estate here will not be worth the cost of toilet paper. Your rental properties will be empty and your taxes will be astronomical, simply because your tax base will be gone. We had to leave Ottawa because bilingualism was not achievable for us (we tried) but we don't hold the Fed Gov responsible for that. A bilingual country requires bilingual public service simply put. Like then, we will have to move on but this time I will certainly have a hate on for Disasterous Danni.
It's clearly stated in the title of the act "within a united Canada" why is that not resolving people's concerns?
How is that constitutional crisis coming along Evan? Didn't hear about it much during the election.
I would like more information on the Alberta Party. As for Danielle Smith, this is a UPC ideology, she is the spokesperson for the party. She is a very smart woman but just does not know any tact about how to state their party ideas. At least she apologizes for putting her foot in it. I don’t know what or who I am voting for this election. This is very unlike me as I know what I want to vote for as I am true red necked Albertan who really understands what it is like to be unheard from. I’m not sure I am in support of a party that ripped up myself and fellow colleagues contract just a year after it was signed and agreed upon. I am not sure that I support a party that allows civil servants in Upper management positions determine to keep the departments of persons who talk a great game but actually stay in their offices with their head in the sand doing nothing but getting paid for talking a great game. The waste of money in our civil service is ridiculous. The state our education system is in and our health care system. Is deplorable, Yes I am pissed. As a Tax payer and citizen of this beautiful province I am seriously looking at what my values are and what is best for our children and their children. My advice to all of us Albertans is look at what is best for all Albertans very carefully and please get out their and vote. It is so important that we vote even if is for UPC not Danielle Smith.
Like a nice little lamb , go and get your booster JJ.
Excellent read from someone who lived it. I have old friends in QB many of who were in favour of separation and loyal supporters and followers of Rene Levesque but now when we discuss it around the camp fire, or supper table, they agree the stakes were high and they lost big time in QB. Many of them working for Bell Canada ( moved the HQ to TO ) so if you wanted the job you moved. Many professionals made their way west. A very slippery slope which will cost Albertans, all for the sake of 1% . But the question is? Can she convince the majority of Albertans? Trust levels are not high with the majority which was shown in Janet Brown’s recent polling…According to Tony Seba, our world is changing quickly, through disruptions in transportation, and energy just to name a few. It definitely would be a shame to miss opportunities on attracting some of these businesses because she’s stuck in her warped paradigm appeasing the minority 😠
Up your kilt scrimbag, your comments and predictions are of an NDP insider. Disappear please.