Just what we need: a precise measure of regional resentment.
A newly devised “Canadian Grievance Index” — which quantifies the level of griping about the federal government by people across the country — shows British Columbians are currently the nation’s most aggrieved citizens while Ontarians are most satisfied that Confederation is functioning fairly.
Way to go, BC! The acme of acrimony! The peak o’ the piqued! Says the whinometer’s inventor:
“Federalism is like a marriage,” he said. “Some people don’t like the concept of grievance, and just see it as complaining. But another way of looking at it is provinces articulating their concerns and needs.”
Or in other words, complaining.