Thursday, July 20, 2006

Alberta is "Republican"

So Premier Klein was recently in Washington reassuring the White House that Alberta is as "Republican" as it gets in Canada. Strong political rhetoric but short on reality. According to the social values research that Environics does, the most conservative social values in Canada are not in Alberta. The most conservative social values come from Saskatchewan and Manitoba, provinces with NDP governments. Go Figure.

In fact Alberta is 20% more progressive on some key social value measures than the most "liberal" American states like New York and Massachusetts. People are entitled to their own opinions but not their own facts. I am tired of the red-neck reputation of Alberta that has become the "truth." It is unfounded - the Reform/Alliance consciousness we send to Ottawa notwithstanding.

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