So, I dipped into my past as a separatism scholar and pondered whether Alberta has any of the characteristics shared by the others:
- Has Alberta ever been independent?
- Has Alberta had some kind of autonomy that has been revoked?
- Do Albertans speak a different language, worship differently, etc than the majority of Canadians? Being a wee bit more Christian might count if they faced serious discrimination.
- Have Albertans been excluded from governance at the centre for decades?
So, until Albertans are facing serious discrimination/exclusion, I shall continue to scoff at the idea of Albertan separatism. This kind of stuff happens after an election--we call it being sore losers. Next time, maybe don't make someone so lame as Andrew Scheer as the leader of the national party that can't get much support outside of one's bastion...