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#Alberta has an 8.2% unemployment rate. Massively uncomfortable question: What do you think the rate would be if #Alberta was a U-S state? The correct answer is full employment. Everyone knows how much I love Canada and #Alberta So it breaks my Cdn heart to think our federal
system is so incompetent,unflexible & ideologically biased that we should have to ask uncomfortable questions like this. Look at the low unemployment numbers in U-S states that have far fewer advantages and assets than #Alberta and you don't have to be a #Nobel prize winner in
Economics to know that #Alberta would be the superstar, the Connor McDavid of state economies if the government and courts weren't albatrosses around the necks of #Albertans I always want #Alberta to be part of Canada.But how I could blame #Albertans looking at 8.2% unemployment
and billions of dollars of investment they aren't getting if they ask questions like "What are our options? Is there a better path forward? Is our powerful connection to Canada much more about our past than our future? As a Canadian patriot I wish I didn't have to ask
these questions. But the Canadian people who have been loyal to me for so many years always expect me to share what I'm thinking, honestly and plainly, no matter how uncomfortable it is and in this case, brutal & painful. I've always supported Cdn unity coast to coast to coast.
But I've never supported abuse. After witnessing the federa gov't applauding the #LNGCanada mega project in #BC ( which I'm thrilled to support 100% ) while once again delaying the progress of ##TransMountain and then seeing these #Alberta unemployment numbers, I am forced
to ask uncomfortable & painful questions. I want all my fellow Canadians to be able to fulfill their potential, unencumbered by ideological nitwittery practised by governments who think their job is to pick winners & losers.We need a different approach asap.
If we don't course correct now, we're driving toward a destination that is unthinkable for most Canadians. I get that many people like to focus only on the now. In my opinion it's irresponsible not to look the future squarely in the eye and have the courage to see what we see.

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Aug 19, 2018
Canada is not "a melting pot in which the individuality of each element is destroyed in order to produce a new and totally different element. It is rather a garden into which have been transplanted the hardiest & brightest flowers from many lands" #JohnDiefenbaker PM 1957-'63
In 1963 Lester Pearson's Liberals defeated Diefenbaker. Liberals introduced official bilingualism & biculturalism. Diefenbaker strongly opposed the idea of Canadians melting into the English or French cultures. He preferred multiculturalism a term coined by Professor Paul Yuzk.
Yuzk's parents, Cdn pioneers, born in #Ukraine Yuzyk is claimed by 2 provinces #SK & #MB Winnipeg is where he authored "The Ukrainians in Manitoba: A Social History." Diefenbaker appointed him to the Senate & promoted Yuzyk's concept of #multicuturalism…
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Jun 9, 2018
There is something fundamentally wrong w much of today's political commentary. Almost no focus on creating a society where government provides services without asphyxiating taxpayers. Assumption is that people's dependence on gov't needs to be deepened evey single day.
Perhaps this doesn't bother millennials because they see this as the norm. For those of us who grew up in a far more independent Canada where people were spending 15-20% of income on housing & the same for food, it's hard to look at current picture & respect those who govern us.
It's equally hard to respect pols/academics/pundits who defend dependency, calling it progress and wanting more of the same. Social justice is defined as giving up our economic independence to our gov't masters who will "repair damage" done by previous generations.
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