Lest We Forget? We Forgot A Long Time Ago

Most Canadians do not realize that from the beginnings of Canadian Confederation until 1940, Canada maintained a very small regular military and a very large reserve force.  What today we would call the “Regular Force” was then called the “Permanent Active Militia” (PAM) while the “Reserve Force” was then known as the “Non Permanent Active Militia” … More Lest We Forget? We Forgot A Long Time Ago

Here we go…

Originally posted on The Polite Separatist:
Illustration from 1915. What has changed? As an avowed federalist, a tried and true loyal Canadian who served in the Army voluntarily in Canada and abroad for over 25 years, never did I think I would become that most loathsome of creatures, a separatist ! I was also a card carrying…

The End Of Conservatism Is The Beginning of Separatism

VICE news ran an interesting article explaining “How Justin Trudeau’s Carbon Tax Gambit Works.”  In alluding to Pierre Elliot Trudeau’s actions in nationalizing Western Canadian, and especially Albertan resources, the author made a slight quip about separatism, but he failed to realize the significance of the new Western Canadian separatist movement. He also highlighted how that: “Ironically … More The End Of Conservatism Is The Beginning of Separatism

Carbon Tax: The End of Canada

  Describing his government’s new Federal Carbon Tax, Justin Trudeau is quoted as stating: “it will be revenue neutral for the federal government, with any revenues generated under the system staying in the province or territory where they are generated” This sounds very disingenuous. The carbon tax will raise the cost of fuel, which will raise the revenues of … More Carbon Tax: The End of Canada

Destroying Regional Economies: How Canada Remains A Country

In an online discussion concerning the prospect of Alberta leading Canada in economic growth (that I wrote about here), one person from British Columbia made the remark: “When wages recover I’ll consider going back.” While I do not personally fault him for his logic, I do think that sentiment highlights a major reasons why Alberta must lead … More Destroying Regional Economies: How Canada Remains A Country

Alberta’s Economic Recovery is Terrible News For Alberta

CBC recently ran a story, highlighting that for the next 2 years, Alberta is expected to lead the country in GDP growth over the next 2 years.  (You can read it here) This is actually terrible news for Alberta, even if it is true. Our GDP shrunk about 7% over the past 2 years while our … More Alberta’s Economic Recovery is Terrible News For Alberta