Quote: Originally Posted by Ron in Regina
Four years ago talk of separation in Western Canada was tiny and from the tinfoil hat brigade. Four years later it's not just a fringe mulling it over and what is the difference between then & now? I haven't heard anything like this since Justin's Father was the PM, and it wasn't like this. It's not loud blowhard posturing but quiet calm real discussions by normal people. I don't like it. I'm a Canadian and this shouldn't be happening. It's sad that it's at this point that it's not just the tiny tinfoil hat brigade seriously & calmly discussing this. Deriding this isn't going to help the situation out here at all. Quebec is all noise, and this is different as this is a portion of the country that actually gets off their arse's and things done. This shouldn't be taken lightly.
I've seen people I consider friends from the West saying that the West should break away.
I got seriously poed by it the other night.
Now I am just... I don't know what to think. Sad is part of it but it's more than that.
I also wanted to add that in the previous post where you showed the letter from Saskatchewan's Premier, I have to sort of disagree with part of what he said.
While Trudeau does not have a clear mandate, neither does the Conservatives. As I mentioned before, if you look at the numbers and break them down, in the end, Canada rejected the Conservative/right leaning side of politics and kept to the left. If I were Sheer and his Cons, I would look at this as a sign that they really need to fix the Con image, or likely never see full majority control again.