Alberta vs. Ottawa

by Aaron Wherry

Brent Rathgeber pans David McGuinty’s comments.

This attempt of pitting region against region and Alberta against Ottawa is unhelpful.  When the energy sector is healthy, not only does it create wealth for Albertans, it creates prosperity for all Canadians.  We are all in this together.  As a Member of Parliament from Alberta, the health of the Alberta energy sector and the Canadian economy are certainly worth defending and fighting for.

And celebrates the Grey Cup.

Yesterday was the 100th Grey Cup—the championship of Canadian Football, pitting East against West.  The Grey Cup, unlike recent political attempts to wedge Alberta versus Ottawa or Alberta verses the rest of Canada, celebrates rivalries in a positive and unifying way.

The Conservatives used two members’ statements and one friendly question to attack Justin Trudeau this afternoon.

Somehow a computer simulation needs to be created so that we can see what would happen if Brent Rathgeber was able to moderate a debate on Alberta, Quebec and federalism between Justin Trudeau of 2010 and Stephen Harper of 2000.




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Alberta vs. Ottawa

  1. do i read hypocrocy !

  2. More like Alberta vs Quebec for control of Ottawa.

    Harper’s 2000 op-ed is clearly a reaction to Trudeau’s 2010 comments.

  3. I’m still waiting for the story speculating on how the Grey Cup results might result in a Calgary byelection loss. Time’s running out, guys.

  4. “Somehow a computer simulation needs to be created so that we can see
    what would happen if Brent Rathgeber was able to moderate a debate on
    Alberta, Quebec and federalism between Justin Trudeau of 2010 and Stephen Harper of 2000.”

    That might be tricky since i’m convinced SH already is a computer generated simulation. The real SH died of shock, irony or shame just after he won his first election.

  5. With nearly a million Canadians dependent on food banks I have to say the share the prosperity thing about the great oil wealth is simply not working!

    With Conservatives in across the map there is nothing stopping them from ripping the gold out of the pockets of so many and stuffing into corporate banks.

    Alberta, entrenched in a Conservative Government for nearly half a century is totally complacent about the kind of thievery that is going on in this province. Ignorant is the only word I can come up with that will adequately describe the situations and mentalities.

    The Alberta Conservatives are allowing 42 billion dollars a year (taken at 100.00 per bbl Can) An 86 dollar barrel of oil would be 86% of that figure less exchange. Probably closer to 90%. There is no cure for it except for getting rid of them!

    This money is ripped out of Alberta;ripped out of Canada! People still support them!

    http://albertathedetails.blogspot.com/2012/08/alberta-losses-billion-due-to.html (Revised)

    and

    http://albertathedetails.blogspot.com/2012/08/alberta-putting-aside-fear-what-do-we.html

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