First of all let me point out that I am an Alberta citizen, and am very pro separation. I look foward to some debate on this issue.
Now Alberta as many of you know is the richest economy of canada. Our oil/ gas wealth is rivaled only by the middle east. This has caused major
tensions between us and the rest of canada. Citizens of the east feel that we should be sharing the wealth even more (we already give nearly 20
billion every year in transfer payments). We resent this and feel that yes we can share it but having this money forcefully taken away from us is
wrong. We need this money jsut as meuch as they do. We need to diverisfy our economy. I have nothing against sharing this money, but having it taken
away from us angers me and many others. we are gettingt he raw end of the stick confederation.
This only adds to the long standing veiw that the east in canada has all the power in the country, political power that is. (remember we supply your
oil, coal, gas, food, and much of the money for the social programs over there). The west has not had any power in the nation due to our population
distrabution. We have basiccly no political say in the affairs of this nation and thus we have no say in how our wealth is going to be taken from us.
(granted in the last federal election ontario was devided and the conservatives managed to win, which was great). Western isolationism is still a
major problem in this country and we resent it greatly. This has only encouraged us to rely more on the things that make us a truly distict and great
To most who visit alberta we are a friendly people who still have a very strong "fronetir spirit". Albertains have always been independent, self
reliant, and supportive of one another. We resent governemnt intrusion into our lives and changing the basic morals, ethics, values, traditions, and
laws our soceity was founded on. We are a very independent people who prefer to rely on ourselves rather the govenrment. We are a distict people in
this nation, just as the french canadians, acadians, and metis. We deserve to hav eour voice heard, however no one is listening. It is time for
alberta to step on to the world stage.
The idea of sepertation is a popular idea, however it is not acted upon. people are too scared to change the system because they are blinded by
nationalism, patiotism, love of queen and so many years of having no political voice. It is time for this to change. Alberta has the ability to become
an nation founded on our ideals. We would be very capitalist, indepndent, and reliant on traditional values of family and self reliance. We gain
independence, a voice in our affairs, control over our monetary resources, and recogniction for our unique culture. We can become so much more as a
nation, with controll over our money, laws, and politics
There are many groups fighting for our independence politically. The seperation party of alberta is starting to gain attention politicaly however they
have been unable to gain any significant part of the vote. popel are jsut too scared to vote for something that could change our our lives for the
Many people of my gneneration (i'm a high school student) are fed up with the system in this nation. We seee our economy booming, we see our
importance in this nation, but we don't see that we have any political say or any oppertunity to grow further as a provience in thsi nation. Our
generation is a genenation of seperatists and we will act on this. We will achive alberta's freedom in our lifetime.
Alberta Republic Forever!!!
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