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Gerned 12 points ago +12 / -0

Good, fuck off!

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Metamegaman 6 points ago +6 / -0

"Fresh research and surveys, along with cold, hard statistics, point to a trend of more people leaving the province than coming in. Since April 1 of last year — or the past five consecutive quarters — more than 15,000 people have left Alberta for good, according to Statistics Canada. "

Couldn't have anything to do with the major hit oil and gas has taken, could it? All the anti-pipeline anti-resource policies we have adopted? Fuck CBC. Fuck this country full of leftists. Alberta is one of the last bastions of reasonable people. If leftists are leaving its a good thing.

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deleted 3 points ago +3 / -0
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infamouset 5 points ago +5 / -0

Awesome and good riddance!
Many will return someday though, once they realize they’re getting robbed 13%-15% instead of 5% on every purchase they make.

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deleted 4 points ago +4 / -0
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RightOfSask 3 points ago +4 / -1

Don't worry. Immigrants will replace them.

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Walmart_Willy 3 points ago +3 / -0

Fuck.

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Flarisu 1 point ago +1 / -0

Alberta grew too much in the last decade, people swarming in hoping to enjoy the higher per capita earnings, the highest paid public sector in all of Canada, the low taxes and the general prosperity that all those things bring.

As people piled in, that prosperity began to diminish somewhat - the same public services we paid a lot for couldn't help everyone, and people started to demand more free stuff from the government (a government which is running very low to the ground and doesnt have a lot of money for free stuff).

As people leave, those who remain will see their lives return to normalcy as the insane price spikes make commodity prices shoot through the roof. Almost all those leaving are definitely lefties, those who are conservative here aren't in a position to leave (or have a job that requires them to be here).

And.. as time goes, people will see the prosperity Alberta gains having lost a bunch of nonproductive citizens and think "oh, people there are doing well, maybe I'll pile in, too!". The cycle will repeat!

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deleted 1 point ago +1 / -0
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Flarisu 1 point ago +1 / -0

No, they shouldn't. They'd lose a lot just for a bit of sovereignty. Its a cool idea, but it's also a stupid idea.

Fact of the matter is this is still a country, and free movement within it is part of what makes it free. When we start cloistering off into city-states and province-countries that causes more problems than it solves.