Monday, May 02, 2011

Stephen Harper was an Alberta Separatist

Harper's Separation, Alberta-style: It is time to seek a new relationship with Canada and other gems.

1) "Canada appears content to become a second-tier socialistic country, boasting ever more loudly about its economy and social services to mask its second-rate status"

2) "Any country with Canada’s insecure smugness and resentment can be dangerous."

3) "We [Alberta] are the only province in Canada keeping pace with the top tier countries in the world. Now we must show that we will not stand for a second-tier country run by a third-world leader with fourth-class values."

4) "It is to take the bricks and begin building another home -- a stronger and much more autonomous Alberta. It is time to look at Quebec and to learn. What Albertans should take from this example is to become "maitres chez nous."

5) "You've got to remember that west of Winnipeg the ridings the Liberals hold are dominated by people who are either recent Asian immigrants or recent migrants from eastern Canada: people who live in ghettoes and who are not integrated into western Canadian society."


tonia_J said...

Grammatically, the headline should read:

"Stephen Harper was AN Alberta Separatist"

Koby said...


Anonymous said...

Now he is PM for four more years...

Patrick Ross said...

Grammar is the least of the concerns regarding the headline. The headline is factually false.

None of these things are demonstration of separatist beliefs, or even sympathies.

A little history lesson: "maitres chez nous" was a slogan of the Quiet Revolution in Quebec, led by Jean Lesage. No one even remotely familiar with Lesage pretends that he was a separatist, so using Lesage's slogan to counter-factually brand Harper a separatist is actually extremely comical.