Alberta Separatism Could Be Real Threat

JWN Energy Group’s Daily Oil Bulletin
7 January 2019

There’s a great deal of skepticism about the potential of Alberta separatism, especially among Central Canada’s elite. Albertans have no real reason to separate. It’s only a matter of time before the Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) is approved and built. Albertans aren’t a real people like the Quebecois, and only a quarter of them support separation anyways. Alberta is landlocked and separation would only make it more difficult to build new pipeline capacity to tidewater. But each of these arguments has a fatal flaw. As a result, skepticism of Alberta separatism may prove mistaken, especially if the Trudeau-led Liberal Party wins a second consecutive majority government later this year.

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