The Federal Government Is Glad To Take Alberta’s Wealth, While Seeking To Wreck The Source Of That Wealth

As a result of this fundamental unfairness, anger towards the ‘equalization’ system is rising, according to a new poll.

A new survey shows that Albertans are increasingly angry at the equalization program, and with good reason.

In a poll conducted by state-broadcaster CBC, it was shown that “60 per cent of Albertans feel that no matter who’s in charge in Ottawa, other parts of Canada will always be looked after first. In fact, 70 per cent of survey participants said that Canada’s system of equalization payments is unfair to Albertans. Only seven per cent of respondents strongly disagreed with the statement.”

This rising anger towards the equalization system and Alberta’s place within Canada is 100% justified.

The same politicians and elites who are trying to wreck Canada’s energy industry are glad to take the billions in equalization payments generated by that very same industry.

It’s like they treat Alberta as a cow they keep on milking, even as they seek to starve it.

As I said on Twitter, “Imagine if somebody demanded that you keep working harder and harder, took more and more of your money, and then deprived you of the ability to earn that money in the first place, while still taking it from you. No wonder anger is growing in Alberta.”

Alberta is being asked to take all the costs of being part of Canada, while the benefits get blocked.

For example, the national government is supposed to be able to get infrastructure approved, so landlocked provinces like Alberta can get their resources to market. That’s part of being in a country that works.

Yet, Alberta keeps getting bled dry of the wealth generated by their resources, while the federal government fails to ensure that the infrastructure to help sell those resources is in place.

And to add to the anti-Alberta absurdity, the BC NDP are claiming that they can sue to stop Alberta from sending more oil into the province, while also claiming they can sue Alberta for sending less oil into the province. The BC NDP are insanely claiming the right to control what Alberta does with their resources.

Meanwhile the Trudeau government is crushing the coal industry, imposing carbon taxes and regulations that are destroying billions in oil industry investment, and are willing to step in and bail-out Bombardier, while doing nothing to help the energy industry in Alberta.

For all those reasons, the anger in Alberta is 100% justified. It’s time for all of Canada, and particularly the federal government, to realize how much Alberta has done for our country, and start showing Alberta some respect. That means getting pipelines approved quickly, getting rid of the carbon tax, and reworking the equalization program so Alberta stops getting fleeced.

If we want to preserve and strengthen Canadian unity, that’s what must be done.

Spencer Fernando

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Carol

You are absolutely right Spencer. Do we have no legal options to sue this govnment? We are a strong proud province and we don’t deserve this bullying and abuse from a gov. that we are paying to work in our best interest. How did the Liberals ever get a majority. Had to be fixed, so we should have some recourse to do something through the courts.

Chris vrecko
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How did he get in! Marajuanna marajuanna marajuann!
2. ‘Oh he’s so good looking’
3. We will strengthen the middle class! p
Does any of that ring a bell.
Nno, not being rudwe to you. I as you are furious at what thhis traitorous govt. is doinfg.
I thhought he was mentally deficient but am now realizing he’s not only mentally deficient he is plain downnright evil.

Ron Werner
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Ron Werner

First, We ARE CANADIANS. I’m a Canadian. I’m not an Ontarian that moved to BC and became a British Colombian. There is this mindset that each province is separate because it has its own govt. That’s why Quebec keeps trying to defect. If anywhere IS Canada, its Quebec. That’s where we started. 2nd, The reason we have all this oil talk is because much of Canada and the world has bought into this climate change nonsense that the CO2 coming from burning fossil fuels is driving the weather shifting we are seeing. SO, how can we support oil on one… Read more »

Jeff
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Jeff

When Alberta wakes up and gets rid of the NDP and chooses the Conservatives as the next leader the better, Then when the Government ask ?”Do you want to give equalization payments this year?, The new Government can say NO”, That would give Quebec a 6 billion dollar hole in their finances. Withing months Quebec would come crawling back to the table with a big fat “Yes”. Notely/NDP is a green supporter. Notely will never say No, I’m sick of Alberta saying its the west fault when its not, Your leader doesn’t care. Wake up and get rid of her

Del
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Del

The Prairie Provinces can also get most of their fruit and vegetables from Mexico. should BC stop interprovincial trade, all it will take is a joint letter from Albert, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba to President Trump offering to join America. America would then stretch from Texas to Alaska as the Yukon would join willingly or simply be absorbed. It isn’t a pretty thought, but with Trudeau and his Liberals, combined with Notley, and the WeaverHorgan twins, is Canada really worth saving as it stands. We have a Federal government that absolutely HATES Western Canada and it’s citizens, and an arrogant socialist… Read more »

Jill Ward
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Jill Ward

Del,
trudeau HATES ALL WE CANADIANS AND CANADA he has made it abundantly clear through his words and actions LONG BEFORE THE 2015 ELECTION.
Yes, Canada is DONE and WE CANADIANS HAVE ALLOWED IT!

Doug
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Doug

What Alberta needs to do is bring up the Clarity Act & specifically, secession. Alberta needs to have referendum vote to leave cananduh. Alberta has been nothing but a source of income for ottawa long before Alberta became a province. Saskatchewan also needs to bring forth a referendum vote. ottawa has been using the west, (including bc, but they are to stupid to realize it) while the west was still a territory. It would be an awesome legacy for sock boy to go down in history with, the pm who finally destroyed the country. Lets see if this gets posted… Read more »

Kim Bruce
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Kim Bruce

CBC poll…CBC is Canada’s “ministry of propaganda”, isn’t it?

Kim Bruce
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Kim Bruce

” the Trudeau government is crushing the coal industry, imposing carbon taxes and regulations that are destroying billions in oil industry investment”
…50% of that blame is on Premier Rachel “Notme’s” shoulders don’t forget. PM Notley promised to ‘shut down “carbon dioxide pollution”- producing coal-fired energy and was also against the pipeline before she got elected. It was a fixed election I am certain as most sane Albertans would have never voted for this. Between Trudeau and the Left-wing premiers in Canada…all of them except for resigned PM Brad Wall…the only sane Premier Canada had.

Bob Hayward
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Bob Hayward

Well, we still have still a few boxes of those, “REPUBLIC OF ALBERTA” hats still kicking around in the province, maybe it is time to bring them out again.

Peter Black CPA
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In addition to this the IESO has received a qualified audit report. Another indication that there are massive accounting deceptions that need to be uncovered. Theses are all indications of corruptions normally found in dictatorship

Clive Edwards
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Clive Edwards

The problem with buying in to a rigged game is that most people and all politicians start to believe the rules are the way the game must be played. Doug Christie and others had an alternative: pick up our marbles and find a new game on our own terms. Most politicians pimp out their people and resources to the globalist bankers and other corporate scum. When we object we are told that “Mommy and Daddy know best”. Time to grow up and stop living in the parent’s basement. The “intergenerational bankers” will make sure we can never pay off the… Read more »

Eric Blair
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Eric Blair

I did some reading about the Federal Goverment’s equalization or transfer program. Seems that Quebec get the lion share of the funding so much so that it supports the generous social spending program such as lowest tuition fees in Canada and least expensive day-care. I remember reading years ago that in the method of calculating what the provincial revenues comprise of (which determine entitlements to funding) that Quebec did not have to include revenue from its sale of power to the US, notably New York as it was not a natural resource. However, Alberta had to include oil/gas revenue. Question… Read more »

Ivan Hawkes
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Ivan Hawkes

Quebec has a “balanced budget” now, accomplished on the backs of transfer payments from Alberta. Alberta pay heavy taxes based on natural resource production, but Quebec pays nothing to Canada for the hydro power natural resource. Hmmm??? With the suffering Alberta now faces, it seems a good time for the transfer payments to be reversed.