By Letter to the Editor on October 30, 2019.
It may not be what some Westerners want to hear but the only way any changes will be made to Confederation is if Alberta is serious about separation from the Canadian colonial system that was established in 1905 to the detriment to Alberta and Saskatchewan.
It was written to follow the system of English colonialism that worked so well for England. And it has certainly done wonders for Eastern and Central Canada at Alberta’s expense. Albertans are considered dumb hayseeds by Eastern and Central Canadians. I have lived in “Trona” so I speak from experience.
As long as Albertans keep taking the crap, why would things change?
Keith Davies, the old Trudeau’s chief adviser, coined the phrase “Screw the West, we’ll take the rest.” And with that they won the election and Alberta got nailed to the wall with the National Energy Program fiasco. That phrase is still gospel in Central Canada today.
Albertans are worried, anxious, and damn mad about our future under the rule of overlords from a colonial system that is as redundant in Alberta today as buffalo chips on the open prairies! Imperialism at it’s finest. The only way that will change is if Albertans force the changes. History is a great teacher.
“Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle,” said Benjamin Franklin.