And people suggest that our movement hasn’t had an effect on Alberta politics. Seriously?! In fact, the Alberta Independence movement has probably had a far more powerful consequence for our province, both immediate and long term, than even the election of a gutless “conservative” majority UCP did.
Kenney will ride on the strength of our movement into every meeting, every negotiation, every consultation, every deal or agreement he makes with the feds and the other provinces for the next four years. Let’s face it: it isn’t the newly elected UCP that the ROC is afraid of. It is Alberta Separatism that will carry the day every time. And it is up to all of us to keep up the pressure.
Who knows: If our movement is strong enough and loud enough we may even be able to effect exceptional changes in national policies of critical importance to our province, like Equalization. Trust me ~ an avowed federalist like Jason Kenney will not. The ROC knows who he is ~ an Ottawa insider, an elitist who will throw the average Albertan to the dogs whenever the progressive heat is turned up. And they know, in the long run, they can count on him to do exactly what the political establishment always does. Cave to the mainstream for fear of being kicked out of the old boys club.
Just watch. Over the next months you will see Jason Kenney invoking fear of Alberta Separatism, over and over, every time he needs a bogeyman to back the ROC into a corner with.
Friends of Alberta Separation