"The west wants out": Separatist sentiments growing in Alberta


Cannuck
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#601
Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

The United Empire Loyalists into what is now the Maritimes and Louisiana. Where will you flee to ?

Nowhere. It’ll never happen
 
Cannuck
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#602
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

United Empire Loyalists into Louisiana?
Are you possibly referring to the Acadian french?

Stick to things you know about..like prairie seniors
 
Hoid
#603
Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

What at the time was Louisiana , the French sold them back .

Well we're even

Neither one of us knows wtf you're talking about.
 
Curious Cdn
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#604
Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

The United Empire Loyalists into what is now the Maritimes and Louisiana. Where will you flee to ?

The Cajuns are U.E.L.s?

AHHHHHHHH HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

I've wondered from time-to-time if you're an American. It sure explains your dismal knowledge of this country.
 
pgs
Free Thinker
#605
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

The Cajuns are U.E.L.s?

AHHHHHHHH HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

I've wondered from time-to-time if you're an American. It sure explains your dismal knowledge of this country.

Really tell me your version of the American Revolution and the dispersal of the population in its aftermath ?
 
pgs
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#606
Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

Really tell me your version of the American Revolution and the dispersal of the population in its aftermath ?

And while at it explain the Canadian population and ethnic distribution in the 1770’s and well at it explain where the borders between our present countries were drawn .
 
Curious Cdn
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#607
Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

Really tell me your version of the American Revolution and the dispersal of the population in its aftermath ?

The Acadians were long gone by the time of the American Revolution. The Acadian Expulsion was carried between 1755 and 1764 during the Seven Years War (what you Yanks call the French Indian war in spite of it happening all over the World)

Let's see if you can guess when the American Revolution happened .... and, oh by the way, how Acadia and New France were never a part of "Louisiana".
 
Curious Cdn
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#608
Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

And while at it explain the Canadian population and ethnic distribution in the 1770’s and well at it explain where the borders between our present countries were drawn .

No my Mother's family has been here a very long time. I have UEL ancestors from both New York and Pennsylvania who settled on the Niagara peninsula around 1780. They are still there on the same land.
 
Cannuck
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#609
Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

Really tell me your version of the American Revolution and the dispersal of the population in its aftermath ?

All those that wished to remain loyal to the Brittish monarch took off to French controlled Louisiana.....obviously.
 
Serryah
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#610
Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck View Post

All those that wished to remain loyal to the Brittish monarch took off to French controlled Louisiana.....obviously.


Funny, I thought a whole shyte ton of them came to New Brunswick, specifically Saint John since they promote a festival of Loyalists ever year...


Guess that's not a truth...


/s
 
Curious Cdn
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#611
Quote: Originally Posted by Serryah View Post

Funny, I thought a whole shyte ton of them came to New Brunswick, specifically Saint John since they promote a festival of Loyalists ever year...
Guess that's not a truth...
/s

The Acadians were not part of that. Some of them made their way back to Acadia after their expulsion but they sure weren't Loyalists.

The Loyalists landed in New Brunswick, in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, in Prince Edward County in what is now Ontario and in the Niagara region around what is now called Niagara-on-the-Lake.

You should also include all of the Iroquois re-settlents ... Six Nations being the biggest.
 
Cannuck
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#612
My old man is from the New Richmond Kweebeck area. My kin folk founded the place after leaving Richmond Virginia
 
Curious Cdn
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#613
Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck View Post

My old man is from the New Richmond Kweebeck area. My kin folk founded the place after leaving Richmond Virginia

I know it well.
 
Twin_Moose
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#614
If only Central Canada were like Sask. we wouldn't be so deep in debt.

Saskatchewan projects $37M surplus, NDP calls for running deficit

Hopefully Ford turns Ont. around it will be embarrassing for the West to foreclose on the Central Provinces
 
Ron in Regina
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#615
Quote: Originally Posted by Serryah View Post

While getting gas today there was a vehicle parked also partaking. Someone else at the pumps asked where they were from. "Alberta," they said.

"Oh, so you're moving here?"

"Actually we're moving back, we used to live here. Long drive."

Which got me thinking... if Alberta is so wonderful, why do so many who leave the poor ass Maritimes to go out there to work, come back here to live?

It doesn't make sense to me. Sure it's more expensive to live out there but the jobs are better, things are wonderful (according to some westerners I hear) so... why move back here?

Just a curiosity really.

I was born in Regina. I've worked exploration decades ago in the Ring & Fontas Fields (on a map, it's where AB & BC & NWT meet, right on that T) and have lived in Calgary and Red Deer, but my Family was back on the southern prairies. I came home. I'm assuming that's the reason most people do what you're inquiring about above. Conversely, my girl was born in BC and grew up in the Yukon, spent her 'teens in Northern Sask, and here we are both in Regina. We are both home.

Back in the '80's when I moved West, the city with the most Saskatchewan born residents residing in it wasn't Regina or Saskatoon, but was Calgary. This might explain some of the political ties between SK & AB for some on the outside looking in.
 
B00Mer
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#616
Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck View Post

My old man is from the New Richmond Kweebeck area. My kin folk founded the place after leaving Richmond Virginia

Another BULLSHIT Lie from Cannuck.. of course..



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Richmond,_Quebec

"The first European settlers arrived from Scotland in 1755. The first arrivals were the Duthie brothers, George and John Duthie and their families. Their descendants still reside in the area today. It is one of the very few remaining municipalities on the Gaspé which still has a relatively large English-speaking population. It was originally a centre of farming, logging, and shipbuilding."

 
Ron in Regina
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#617
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Almost as cute as you judging who can and cannot pass a bar exam without ever having seen, much less taken, a bar exam, or spoken to someone who has, except possibly trying to get you off a drunk-driving or wife-beating charge.

I don't pretend to know what's involved with the Bar Exam in US Jurisdictions, but when a Friend & Relative was going through the process up here, I was one of his sounding-boards. He had a list of 300 questions (all not related to the law) to run through in order to challenge the way a person reasons their way through debate. Mind bending questions. Here's one I recall decades later:

"If you're in a convertible (& why a convertible? I've no idea) traveling at the speed of light, and you turn on your headlights, what happens?"

Questions you'd have to think your way through, and bounce off those around you, and debate, and preform thought experiments with variables to come up with what you believe is the right answer to the original question. The answer to the above question came down to the word "at" in reasoning out what would happen at "just below" and then circling back to "at"....or what if the headlights where already on before reaching the speed of light as opposed to turning them on at the speed of light, etc...??

I have much respect for most Lawyers. I couldn't do it as I just can drink enough. Not enough tolerance for alcohol.
 
Twin_Moose
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#618
Saskatchewan government asks Ottawa for more control over immigration

Alberta's economic outlook sours amid a credit downgrade, muted energy spending
 
pgs
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#619
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Saskatchewan government asks Ottawa for more control over immigration

Alberta's economic outlook sours amid a credit downgrade, muted energy spending

They should have told .
 
Curious Cdn
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#620
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

If only Central Canada were like Sask. we wouldn't be so deep in debt.
Saskatchewan projects $37M surplus, NDP calls for running deficit
Hopefully Ford turns Ont. around it will be embarrassing for the West to foreclose on the Central Provinces

We'll cut the population down to 1-1/2 million, pump money out of the ground and turn down the heat so that a million and a half immigrants a decade don't overload the infrastructure.

That'll fix Ontario tickety boo and make it JUST like Saskatchewan.

We"LL even forget that until fifteen years ago, Saskatchewan was one of and sometimes THE poorest province in Confederation. Doesn't easy money make one cocky?
 
Twin_Moose
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#621
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

We'll cut the population down to 1-1/2 million, pump money out of the ground and turn down the heat so that a million and a half immigrants a decade don't overload the infrastructure.
That'll fix Ontario tickety boo and make it JUST like Saskatchewan.
We"LL even forget that until fifteen years ago, Saskatchewan was one of and sometimes THE poorest province in Confederation. Doesn't easy money make one cocky?

Balance your budget and save a lot of Canadian's money, before the socialist took over our province we were one of the richest in Canada and the richest in the West, welcome to our mistake and hopefully Ford bails you out.
 
Hoid
#622
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Balance your budget and save a lot of Canadian's money, before the socialist took over our province we were one of the richest in Canada and the richest in the West, welcome to our mistake and hopefully Ford bails you out.

The socialists balanced BCs budget - in fact they recorded a surplus
 
Curious Cdn
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#623
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Balance your budget and save a lot of Canadian's money, before the socialist took over our province we were one of the richest in Canada and the richest in the West, welcome to our mistake and hopefully Ford bails you out.

You were the poorest of the poor from the start of the Great Depression until the 1980's
 
Ron in Regina
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#624
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

You were the poorest of the poor from the start of the Great Depression until the 1980's

Can you please post any link at all to back up your above statement please?
 
Ron in Regina
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#625
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

....We"LL even forget that until fifteen years ago, Saskatchewan was one of and sometimes THE poorest province in Confederation. Doesn't easy money make one cocky?

Can you post any link at all to back up your claim please?
 
Twin_Moose
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#626
LINK

Quote:

Boom and bust periods dominated Saskatchewan’s 20th century. Rising WWI wheat prices caused the economy to skyrocket, followed by an equally sudden crash after the war ended. The economy improved during the later period to the point where Moose Jaw became a significant smuggling point and gangster hideout during the Prohibition era. This fascinating time in history is depicted beneath the Tunnels of Moose Jaw (18 Main Street North, Moose Jaw).
By the end of the 1920’s, Saskatchewan ranked first among Canadian provinces in terms of per capita wealth, and was the country’s third most populous province after Ontario and Québec. However, the Great Depression and a prolonged drought soon ended this brief period of prosperity. Many wheat farmers had to abandon their homes and riots broke out in Regina and Estevan. Saskatchewan’s fortunes increased once again during WWII.

 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
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#627
He Cryin Canadian I also found this interesing

LINK

Quote:

1919–39
The economic crash after the war created an angry agrarian protest movement. Prairie farmers had long considered themselves the victims of powerful corporations—grain companies, banks, and railways—all based in Toronto and Montreal. Attacks on industrialists and financiers blamed high tariffs designed to protect manufacturers at the expense of farmers. During the war farmers felt doubly betrayed. The federal government first promised to exempt their sons from compulsory military service, then canceled the exemption. It imposed a ceiling on wheat prices when they were high, but removed the floor when they were low. The farmers' pent-up frustration led to the formation of the Progressive Party in several provinces; it sent 64 to Ottawa in the 1921 general election.

Funny that, the same region trying to control the country have roots way back then
 
captain morgan
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#628
Quote: Originally Posted by Ron in Regina View Post

Can you please post any link at all to back up your above statement please?

Quote: Originally Posted by Ron in Regina View Post

Can you post any link at all to back up your claim please?


That won't happen Ron... The statements being made aren't supported by reality
 
petros
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#629
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

Part of me says let them take it... Once they fukk up the fund, the union will have it's legs cut out from under it

They've already screwed their own fund and can't meet liabilities without usurping other unions and their stable pensions.

Unifor is basically an arm of the Liberal Party.
 
petros
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#630
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

He Cryin Canadian I also found this interesing
LINK
Funny that, the same region trying to control the country have roots way back then

That's the roots of The POOL.