A Warning to Albertans: Prepare Yourselves for the Identity Politics Onslaught

By Josh Lieblein Nothing shatters the relative calm of Canadian discourse so completely as a full-throated Albertan cry for redress against the perfidious East. When Ryan Rados raked my home province of Ontario over the coals in his justifiably harsh missive, I felt the burn. I can't argue with Ryan's characterization of our out-of-control debt … Continue reading A Warning to Albertans: Prepare Yourselves for the Identity Politics Onslaught

A Brief Look Back on Albertan Alienation

By Mark Walker The Liberal Party of Canada has a knack for inciting regional alienation and constitutional crises.  Western Canadians, particularly Albertans, expect Liberal federal governments to have a disdain bordering on antipathy for people outside of the Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal “golden triangle”, and why not? A look at electoral maps since the days of Pearson shows … Continue reading A Brief Look Back on Albertan Alienation

Canada, Alberta Is Ready To Break Up

By Ryan Rados Alberta is closing in on a $40 billion provincial debt. Our economy took the biggest hit during the oil crash, and yet we're still sending money to Ontario and Quebec. Albertans can't be blamed for any resentment they might feel toward Eastern Canada, especially when people like Montreal's mayor take pride in … Continue reading Canada, Alberta Is Ready To Break Up

Western Provinces and Nova Scotia Given Disproportionately Less Canada 150 Grant Money Last Two Years

An analysis of Canadian Heritage's proactive disclosure of the distribution of Canada 150 grant money in the past two years shows the western provinces (Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia) and Nova Scotia have thus far received significantly smaller portions of overall grant money in comparison to their respective proportions of the national population. By the end of last … Continue reading Western Provinces and Nova Scotia Given Disproportionately Less Canada 150 Grant Money Last Two Years