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R.I.P. Canada? We have been torn and in turmoil for years!! Times change, and so do economic climates! We have raised the cost of living so high in Canada that both parents are always at work, rather than spending time with their children. We have increased the retirement age so people must work until they drop! Why do we bend over backwards to help people from other countries while allowing our own people and veterans of war to go homeless and hungry or dependant on foodbanks?
Canada was mainly formed based on the fear of the United States attacking one of the colonies. The view was joinery of the colonies would help dissolve the fears and insecurities of the people from a US invasion if they formed a Confederation. Then along came the “Confederation Railway” that promoted the welfare and good-will of openly transported goods from coast to coast to benefit all. There was a consensus then, but those days are long gone. Too bad the special interests of a few have taken over the ideology and ultimately abandoned this sacred agreement. It has become not about the UNION anymore and hasn’t been for many years. If it was, we would not be buying (primary resources) and goods from other countries when they are right here in our own backyard, nor would we be having this conversation.
Business is business!! The truth is the truth!! Westerners pay billions of dollars in equalization payments to help save a country called Canada? When in actual fact, Canada is ruled by Ontario & Quebec. They control Canada by keeping the unbalanced power and control of the senate which makes all major decisions while leaving citizens feeling beggarly and totally hopeless especially in the west. That’s like letting your basement tenant run your house and tell you what to do while you live there. Maybe the tenant can have access to your bank account to buy whatever they want as well? Best of all, you keep paying the mortgage and even offering them to live for free and eat your food that you are growing in your garden! Sad to say, but this is how Canada is set up. There is a reason they want to keep the west fighting!! Hello….
The West is the SPINE and driving force of Canada! The west is the heart and soul of the Canadian Economy! However, a great divide is among us. The West feels the East has had the country under their control for far too long. Longer than most of the people alive today can even remember that’s for sure! The real question they are asking now is, Why?
People all over Western Canada are waking up and saying “the party” is over!! How do we restore the balance of power and equality that Canada so boastfully makes claim to on a world stage when in fact it’s far from the truth? Canada is becoming divided to it’s very core and has many people feeling unsure of the stability and confidence once held by Canadians in the country and leaders. So, what does our future hold?
One would hope that we take immediate responsibility on these differences that divide our country and restore the balance of power and faith in the sacred agreement of “Confederation.” This is a call out of the utmost importance to unite the colonies again and revive Canada. This must be done so Canada can be successful again.
Whichever is decided, the west must first start our own gas and oil refineries. Let’s stop being so lazy by giving our raw oil and lumber product away and start producing a quality finished petroleum and lumber product that we can call our own and be proud, all the while turning a fair profit and creating thousands of jobs. BC has forestry, fishing and one of the worlds largest ports!! (Perfect to import and Export all goods) BC is also known for its hydro electricity. B.C & Alberta have plenty in common, they both share some of the world’s largest oil and gas reserves on the planet. BC has roughly 3 trillion tons of natural gas and a massive LNG plant being built right now. Even though Alberta will always be known for its grit and as OIL COUNTRY with limitless potential. One thing that BC & Alberta will always have in common is the fact you will always be neighbours, so get use to it; because it always has, it always was, and always will be, whether you like it or not. Saskatchewan was always known to be the bread basket and has all the wheat in the world & has a limitless supply of oil and potash too. Manitoba is filled with oil, mines, forestry, and grain. The Territories are littered with diamonds, gold, fishing, and miles of land to explore for unlimited industry growth and future job potential.
One thing is clear, there are huge advantages for the people from both sides if these differences could be resolved. However, the root of the conflict always stems from the unbalanced power and control of money being imposed by the Federal Government, and the provinces of Ontario and Quebec. There is a consensus by many Canadians that Eastern Canada has had the Western Provinces in a death grip choking off the innovation and motivation of the peoples will for purpose. The west feels like they don’t matter and have no say in how the country is steered and governed. The sad part is the west has been very patient and tolerant for over 75 years with hopes that one day things might get better and we could become part of “Team Canada.” The sad part is…all Canadians, that’s right! You and I, have allowed this merry-go-round to continue year after year by voting for either liberals or conservatives, red, blue, green, orange, it’s all the same. Nothing about the present political system carries any equality that Canadians so proudly boast about. Look at the biased inequality happening at the core of the decision-making process which clearly lacks credibility and integrity within this country we call Canada. This ignorant impotence divides not only the provinces but tears the people apart too.
I’ve had many eye openers in my life but none quite as dishonorable as the election process of Canada. If you’re from any one of the Western Provinces your votes don’t matter and most times don’t need to be even counted. That’s right, the last election I literally just came home from voting and Trudeau was already voted in. It was 5:30 in the afternoon and there were still 2 more provinces left to vote and the polling stations still had hours before they closed. I can’t tell you how disappointing and upset that makes us feel in the west. The WEST has no say, the west has no voice, we are the forgotten Canadians!!
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