PETERS – Western separation is bunk, but Western alienation is real

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney.

LET US BE QUITE CLEAR about one thing: the talk about western separatism is bunk. It’s hooey. It’s bluster. It’s all sizzle and no steak.

In its heart, Alberta knows it can’t reach its goal of laying pipelines across Canada by leaving Canada in a huff.

Jason Kenney can posture about Trudeau pushing him out of his country all he wants, but he knows that basing a national economy on an industry with such a limited time horizon is not wise.


James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.

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