Friday, March 4, 2016

Was It Something We Said?

Canadian provinces used to help each other out.  When one province or area in Canada had a run of bad luck, the other provinces helped out with transfer payments and other assistance. 

Not so much any more.  To me it looks like Alberta is getting kicked while we're down.  Was it something we said?  Maybe we didn't cheer loud enough in the Saddledome when the Canadiens were here last.  Maybe Toronto has been become overly sensitive about all the Maple Leafs jokes. 

Whatever the reason, we appear to be getting hits from every direction.  Quebec mayors said they will outlaw any pipeline bringing Alberta oil to the East going through their municipalities.  Now the Quebec provincial government wants to do a separate environmental study on the proposed pipeline even though it is clearly a federal matter and the federal government is set to start their study!.  B.C. Premier Christy Clark has thrown up roadblocks in front of western pipeline plans through her province.  Even young Justin Trudeau is in the act, pushing for a carbon tax.

I know it sounds like I'm whining, but what did we do to deserve all this animosity?  Let's get back to the negotiating table and get these projects going!  A stronger Alberta means a stronger Canada!

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