More and more people are turning against the broken & corrupt ‘equalization’ system.
As the Quebec government simultaneously pledges to oppose pipelines carrying Alberta oil, while taking billions from Alberta through the ‘equalization’ system, there is growing hostility and anger in Canada.
The corrupt system is robbing Albertans and people in provinces across the country, including Ontario & Newfoundland & Labrador, all so that billions can flow into Quebec.
In fact, Quebec is getting a whopping $13 billion in money taken from other provinces, which represents the majority of the $20 billion equalization fund.
It’s an outrage and a disgrace.
And people are fed up.
There are now growing calls for a boycott of Quebec products, and those calls are loudest in Alberta.
On Twitter, former Wildrose Party Leader Brian Jean expressed his support for a boycott, and his tweet received a massive amount of support:
“The Premier of Quebec said that “there is no social acceptability for oil in Quebec.” Yet he has no problem taking the transfer payments funded by Alberta oil. Quebec gets around 60% of all equalization. It’s time to start boycotting Quebec products here in Alberta.”
The Premier of Quebec said that "there is no social acceptability for oil in Quebec.” Yet he has no problem taking the transfer payments funded by Alberta oil. Quebec gets around 60% of all equalization. It's time to start boycotting Quebec products here in Alberta. #ableg pic.twitter.com/8FjphSEqsT
— Brian Jean (@BrianJeanAB) December 9, 2018
The tweet was shared over 800 times, and received over 1.8 thousand likes.
Here’s some of what people said in response:
Unfortunately money talks so I would support a banning of products from Quebec. I would also like a list of companies that are against the oil sands, such as Bed Bath and Beyond. It is off my list since their stance on tarsands. Also Earls because of their stance on Alberta beef.
— Lorne Corbett (@Lorne_Corbett) December 9, 2018
You are right- we absolutely should “all be in it together” BUT…the reality is- that we are not! #Quebec & @JustinTrudeau would be thrilled to see us spiral further into complete economic failure. So- when your “allies” don’t give a shit- you sink or swim. I choose to swim.
— Oilandmountaingirl (@Mountainoilgal) December 9, 2018
The Premier of Quebec doesn't speak for this Quebecer on the topic of being energetically self-sufficient as a country. Funny that we're still purchasing oil from foreign countries, but not a word on this.
— STLM (@stlminc) December 10, 2018
Don’t be too dismissive, there’s the rich social programs in Quebec combined with the outsized payment in absolute dollars, the darts repeatedly thrown at other provinces and Ottawa continually bending over backwards to get their votes. That doesn’t sit well with others.
— Jason Mevel (@JasonMevel) December 9, 2018
Alberta needs to what everyone should do when it becomes apparent they are in a one side self serving abusive relationship….get out.
— JBL (@JBL2K) December 9, 2018
These calls for a boycott are understandable, and the anger is fully-justified. After all, the Quebec government is basically boycotting Albertan oil and hurting Alberta workers, and sometimes hardball tactics are the only option left.
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