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  •  Thank you -- that was not bad (1+ / 0-)
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    -- 90% environment -- I will wait before I decide how I will vote.

    We have only just begun and none too soon.

    by global citizen on Wed Apr 01, 2009 at 11:14:31 AM PDT

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    •  I must admit that I appreciated... (0+ / 0-)

      ... most the remarks with regards to energy being a national unity issue, and how it would be a mistake for the Liberals to run against Alberta... or otherwise attempt to isolate the province.

      To me that's a big - and positive - change from the days of Buzz Hargrove campaigning for Paul Martin back in 2006, with the cringe-worthy message that "Albertan values aren't really Canadian values."

      I'm Albertan, and regionalism tends to be a bit of a sore spot, for me - especially since it's conservative politicians (provincial and federal) who stoke those fires the most, out here, and seem to make the most hay from it.  

      Thankfully, though, as Alberta's demographic has changed significantly over this past decade, this shtick is losing its effectiveness.  All the same, it's good to see a federal politician speak frankly about those "old" politics - and identify the regionalism trap as a problem, too.

      ... Where is Baldwin?
      ... Où est Lafontaine?

      by Wisewood on Wed Apr 01, 2009 at 06:13:27 PM PDT

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