In every province except for Quebec, the majority says the federal government should give more help to Alberta.
A new survey by Angus Reid shows a clear majority of Canadians saying Alberta needs more help.
According to the poll, 57% of respondents say the federal government should do more to help Alberta. Just 25% want the government to continue the same approach they’ve been taking, while 18% want the government to do less.
The majority of Canadians in every province, including 54% in BC and 63% in Ontario, want Alberta to get more help.
Quebec is the only province where the majority don’t support more help for Alberta, which is quite ironic considering that Quebec benefits the most from Alberta’s money taken through ‘equalization.’
33% of Quebecker’s say Alberta should get more help, while 35% want the government to continue their same approach. 31% want the federal government to do less for Alberta.
This survey shows that the majority of Canadians can recognize that Alberta is being treated unfairly, and that Alberta – a huge economic engine for the rest of Canada – needs help.
Now, the question is whether the Trudeau Liberals will listen to the will of Canadians, or will seek to pander to some of the politicians in Quebec who have been relentlessly belittling and attacking Alberta. Unfortunately, all signs point to the latter so far, which will only deepen the already dangerous level of anger and division in Canada.
Photo – YouTube