Alberta cannot look to Quebec as a model for separatism—it’s not a fair fight
Alberta can’t compete with Quebec when it comes to the sentiments of Canadians and therefore cannot use the Quebec model to extort similar concessions from Ottawa.
Revellers attend a St-Jean-Baptiste Day show at the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City in 2015. One suspects that the current separatist wave in Alberta is less about initiating divorce proceedings in good faith and more of a temper tantrum fuelled by Quebec envy, writes Ross O’Connor. Photograph courtesy of Flickr/fetenationale