The Liberal war against the west continues — and we have exclusive new poll results to show you.
As you know, Quebec receives $21 billion dollars a year in transfer payments, of which $10 billion is called equalization. That’s money taken from the so-called “have” provinces like Alberta and Saskatchewan, and dumped mainly into Quebec.
It’s still happening, even though Alberta is suffering economic devastation at the hands of low oil prices and an NDP government wrecking the place.
But things hit a new low recently when the Liberal mayor of Montreal, Denis Coderre, said he was going to work to block the proposed Energy East oil pipeline, from Alberta to New Brunswick.
So, Coderre wants oil money from Alberta and Saskatchewan. But no oil pipelines.
(Except for the OPEC oil pipeline that currently flows through Montreal, that Coderre has never opposed...)
We fought back — with a massive petition called Cut Them Off:
If Quebec Liberals didn’t want any oil from the west, they shouldn’t get any oil money.
But here’s today’s news — our exclusive poll of 300 Albertans and 300 Saskatchewanians.
Simple poll question:
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: "Because Quebec politicians say they do not want western Canadian oil piped through their communities, Alberta and Saskatchewan should cut off equalization payments to Quebec."
And here’s what westerners said:
In Saskatchewan, 41% of people strongly agreed with that statement and another 28% moderately agreed — so that’s 69%.
But the numbers are even higher in Alberta:
54% of Albertans strongly agree that Quebec should be cut off.
Another 26% moderately agree. So 80%.
Every demographic group — both sexes, all ages. Westerners are sick of Quebec Liberals ripping them off.
Thank you for helping to pay for the cost of this poll — it was a special expense to get that large a sample size in Saskatchewan, so thank you.
If you want to help us continue this campaign -- including the billboard we'll be putting up across from Montreal City Hall next week -- please visit CutThemOff.ca