A poll conducted by Insights West says that 23 per cent of Albertans want to become a separate country. It’s lowest amongst young people, students, millennials who still live at home with their parents. For them, it’s just 9 per cent.
But for grown-ups — parents, taxpayers, business owners, entrepreneurs — support for separatism is at 31 per cent.
Do you know what percentage of Quebeckers believe in separatism these days? It’s 32 per cent.
Alberta separatism is within spitting distance of Quebec separatism.
Some of that separatism is an expression of outrage at Rachel Notley.
But Notley is part of a national conspiracy of anti-Alberta politicians and anti-oil lobbyists, who are strong in British Columbia, with all the eco-extremist groups.
They're strong in Justin Trudeau’s government, and strong in the media — all of whom hate Alberta and oil and gas and pipelines.
We haven’t seen the last of Alberta separatism.
And like his father Pierre Trudeau, that suits Justin Trudeau just fine. He needs an internal enemy to attack, to blame, to divide.