Canada at 150

Today Canada celebrated its 150th birthday. And of course the celebrations were best in Ottawa. Out west, it gives us reason to pause and take stock of our place in this country that is taking the road to a society that values immigrants that may or may not be here legally and hold cultures radically different to what has grown in Canada over the past 150 years.

I, for one, am ever more convinced that this country is becoming more and more a failed experiment where citizens have to be told why they are proud and the penalties for not complying with the governmental dictates of what makes a “good” Canadian.

Often, I am asked, “Why separate? Why is the west so upset?”

Well, at our 150th Canada Day here are 50 reasons for the West to be amicably parting ways. Not in any particular order although it might appear to be…

 

  1. Pierre Elliot Trudeau
  2. N.E.P.
  3. Justin Trudeau
  4. Low political representation
  5. Politicians pandering to the east
  6. Equalization
  7. Taxation without adequate representation
  8. Undue attention to Quebec at the West’s expense
  9. Isolated from the seat of power in Ottawa
  10. Geographic difficulties for travel
  11. Forced Multiculturalism
  12. Official languages
  13. Gun Registry and excessive control
  14. Protection of the guilty over the victim
  15. M-103
  16. C-6
  17. Triple E Senate / Senate reform
  18. Creeping Shariah
  19. Socialism
  20. Open hostility to Alberta Oil
  21. Lack of support in emergencies
  22. Clarity Act
  23. Westerners treated as hicks and knuckle draggers
  24. Canadian Constitution favours Quebec
  25. Uncontrolled immigration from Islamic countries
  26. Quiet Western majority want it
  27. Tired of eastern platitudes
  28. Western trade policies dictated by the east
  29. No property rights
  30. Separation of executive powers to end Prime Ministerial dictatorship
  31. Desire for an Elected and accountable Judiciary
  32. Equality and treatment of all people
  33. Lack of recall legislation
  34. Term limits
  35. Carbon Tax cash grab
  36. Concern for our children
  37. Biased media
  38. Outside interference in internal affairs
  39. Ideological split between east and west
  40. Votes west of Manitoba Ontario border meaningless
  41. Blockading our products from international markets
  42. Medical controlled by Ottawa
  43. Controlling our destiny
  44. Islamic terrorism
  45. Court action against veterans
  46. Political correctness
  47. Interprovincial trade barriers
  48. Leftist infiltration of Universities
  49. Using the police to enforce cultural destruction
  50. The CBC

Hopefully there isn’t any significant repetition, I do try to be accurate.

Think about it, and Happy Canada Day.

3 thoughts on “Canada at 150

  1. Agree with all these reasons for separation, plus one more ..the West was stolen by Ontario and Quebec at the insistence of Britain.Riel was the duly elected President of the the Republic of the North West.
    Hudson Bay Co. Had rights to fur trade..nothing else.
    BC was a separate British colony with its own Governor. Capital moved to Victoria from New Westminster, under orders from British Govt who was terrified that USA ,with victorious northern army and transcontinental railway would steal everything west of Ontario.
    Bitain order NS, NB and a sandbar,called PEI to join with Upper Canada/Ont and lower Canada /Que. In a union to keep them British,by making them more able to resist USA, than they would separately.
    Nfld was left out as it was a separate colony and expendable, because of the geographical difficulty of defending it, plus didn’t think USA would ever go to war over it..little real value.
    Red River colony was settled by both Lord Selkirk with Scottish settlers at Selkirk on the Red River at lower Ft Garry while at the forks of the Red River and The Assinaboine River, upper Ft Garry was located ,with the settlement of St . Boniface, on the opposite bank of the Red.
    There was no governor,no colony and in fact the Catholic Church was viewed as the center of law,education and medicine for the French speaking populace..population was comprised of Cree/Ojibway people,fur traders from Montreal/Quebec ,Scotis Hudson Bay men and metis/ mixed blood.
    It was this group who elected Riel.
    At same time Britain was facing Rebellion in Ireland.
    British protestants know as Orange men/anti catholics..persuaded British Govt that the west would soon pose the same problems because of the power of the Catholic Church at St.Boniface and did not want any Quebec interference/support to the Govt at the Red River and even feared a Fenian govt take over in unison with the USA.

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    • True. The history of Canada’s mistreatment of the West is both long and mean spirited. And it shows no signs of abetting. We need to be the masters of our own destiny, not the plaything of the east.

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