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  •  The real long-term issue is Quebec (4.00)
    Not Alberta. They don't have a different culture, just a lot of oil money that makes the Albertans living in rural areas think they are somehow entitled to piss on the rest of the country. This is pure classism, not a Western alienation--look at the shit people like Harper talk about Maritimers.

    In 50 years, oil won't be as big of a deal, and they'll just be merely quirkly, like the rest of the West. On the other hand, the Quebec situation is untenable. I have to think that it's going to be resolved, once and for all, in the next generation or two. That's what makes the rise of the decentralizing neo-cons who really are willing to get in bed with the Bloc so dangerous right now.

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