Why the US Can Block Immigration and Canada Cannot

A consumer driven economy is one where economic activity and the exchange and transfer of wealth is primarily generated through the movement of consumer goods and services.  When a consumer goes into a Walmart to buy a pair of pants manufactured in Indonesia, the money they spend is redistributed to every person along the supply … More Why the US Can Block Immigration and Canada Cannot

Populism and the Future of Western Separatism

With Brian Jean’s recent announcement of an interest to merge the Wildrose Party with the Progressive Conservatives, I still believe Alberta Separatism is inevitable.  However, at present, I do not believe Wildrose (or whatever is left, should a PC-merger become a reality) will be the agent of change that brings it about. Wildrose started out … More Populism and the Future of Western Separatism

Westerners Going Their Own Way (WGTOW)

I recently discovered the online “Men Going Their Own Way” (or MGTOW) movement and am fascinated by it’s underlying tenants and philosophies.  Essentially, MGTOW’s are men who have come to the realization traditional relationships with women fail a cost-benefit analysis, and they are better off “going their own way.”  MGTOW’s do not court women with … More Westerners Going Their Own Way (WGTOW)

Thank You President Elect Trump for the Pipelines

We in Alberta owe President Elect Donald Trump a great deal of thanks.  It is excellent news that the Kinder Morgan pipeline and Enbridge Line 3 upgrade were approved by the Trudeau government but the reality is those approvals were entirely a consequence of the US Presidential Election. Energy and trade will be the two … More Thank You President Elect Trump for the Pipelines

Western Separatism, Not Carbon Taxes, Will Stop Climate Change

If you live anywhere in Western Canada, the shortest land route to Southern Ontario and Quebec is through the United States.  Owing to Canada’s geography and sheer size there is no direct route for Western Canadians to access this region. From Vancouver to Winnipeg, the most direct route involves going south of the Great Lakes … More Western Separatism, Not Carbon Taxes, Will Stop Climate Change

Media Bias Elected Trump, Media Bias Will Lead to Western Separatism

My cousin, herself a journalist with a major Canadian media corporation, shared a story on Facebook from the Globe and Mail titled “Did racism and sexism elect Trump?” I gave her my response in a comment below. Before I get to the comment, I want to make the point that I love my cousin even … More Media Bias Elected Trump, Media Bias Will Lead to Western Separatism