I haven’t written anything in the past few months so that I could observe the progress of our national election. If I were living in the Maritimes, Quebec or Ontario I might be jumping for joy. But alas, I am a Westerner and for us the writing is on the wall. This election was said to be about the fate of Canada’s unity. That fate is now certain.
Since we know that the best indicator of future performance is past performance, we can be sure that the decades long assault on the West, especially Alberta, will continue and in all likelihood will intensify. We can look forward to much higher taxes, much higher immigration without concern to Canada’s needs, a border that is little more than imaginary and incessant constitutional battles between Ottawa and Alberta in an effort to save what’s left of the energy industry.
This election reinforces over 100 years of eastern Canada deciding who governs Canada. Western votes, beyond locally, mean very little in the Canadian landscape. There is some truth in the old Liberal Party war room chant, “Screw the west, we’ll take the rest.”
So what now?
This is certainly a boost for Wexit. I do hope that they will take advantage of this turn of events, they must, as goes the old saying, strike while the iron is hot! The Polite Separatist sincerely hopes that all independence minded people in the West will rally to the cause and show unity of purpose because now more than ever, our time has come.
Always remember, you have the power to make a better future.