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…
- Pierre Elliot Trudeau
- Justin Trudeau
- Low political representation
- Politicians pandering to the east
- Taxation without adequate representation
- Undue attention to Quebec at the West’s expense
- Isolated from the seat of power in Ottawa
- Geographic difficulties for travel
- Forced Multiculturalism
- Official languages
- Gun Registry and excessive control
- Protection of the guilty over the victim
- Triple E Senate / Senate reform
- Creeping Shariah
- Open hostility to Alberta Oil
- Lack of support in emergencies
- Clarity Act
- Westerners treated as hicks and knuckle draggers
- Canadian Constitution favours Quebec
- Uncontrolled immigration from Islamic countries
- Quiet Western majority want it
- Tired of eastern platitudes
- Western trade policies dictated by the east
- No property rights
- Separation of executive powers to end Prime Ministerial dictatorship
- Desire for an Elected and accountable Judiciary
- Equality and treatment of all people
- Lack of recall legislation
- Term limits
- Carbon Tax cash grab
- Concern for our children
- Biased media
- Outside interference in internal affairs
- Ideological split between east and west
- Votes west of Manitoba Ontario border meaningless
- Blockading our products from international markets
- Medical controlled by Ottawa
- Controlling our destiny
- Islamic terrorism
- Court action against veterans
- Political correctness
- Interprovincial trade barriers
- Leftist infiltration of Universities
- Using the police to enforce cultural destruction
- 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”
Brilliant, my sentiments exactly.
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.
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.