May 19, 2024
New poll shows contented Quebec and angry Prairies — and no wonder
“That these provinces feel disconnected from and disrespected by the rest of the country, particularly central Canada, is a sentiment only further exacerbated by the bullishness Quebecers feel.”
“That these provinces feel disconnected from and disrespected by the rest of the country, particularly central Canada, is a sentiment only further exacerbated by the bullishness Quebecers feel.”

It was damned near impossible for the Liberals to turn Quebec into Canada’s happiest, most optimistic province, while killing hopes for millions of people in Alberta and Saskatchewan.

But they’ve done it. Brilliantly.

We already knew discontent was deep on the Prairies. A new Angus Reid Institute poll shows it’s almost bottomless.

Seventy-one per cent of Albertans are dissatisfied with the way the country is going. Only 29 per cent approve.

In Saskatchewan, 61 per cent are dissatisfied; 39 per cent are relatively happy.

Moving east, Reid finds that Quebecers are Canada’s most contented citizens.

Fully 76 per cent like Canada’s direction; only 24 per cent are dissatisfied.

A province that once sought to separate luxuriates in the warm bath of Liberal prosperity, while people in two resolutely Canadian provinces feel they’ve been ditched by this nation.

It’s -29 C in Calgary as I write this, on the way to -32 Tuesday night.

But, good news! The freeze pushed up natural gas prices by 14 cents a gigajoule.

Maybe one or two energy jobs will come back. More than 30,000 people have lost theirs in downtown Calgary alone.

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