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Canada Braid: Buffalo Declaration a blunt message to Canada and CPC

16:45  22 february  2020
16:45  22 february  2020 Source:   calgaryherald.com

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The Buffalo Declaration , or the Buffalo Wing as jokesters call it, prods the Trudeau Liberals to recognize a severe national problem in Alberta. More important, because almost nothing prods Prime Minister Justin Trudeau into action, this is a warning to Conservative leadership candidates.

The declaration also highlights characteristics the MPs believe make Alberta unique from other parts of Canada , including Williams suggested she wasn’t sure if the declaration ’s argument that Alberta is a distinct culture would be supported or acted on and “might detract from that central message , which is

Michelle Rempel talking on a cell phone: Michelle Rempel Garner, one of the four Alberta Conservative MPs behind the Buffalo Declaration, said the © Justin Tang/The Canadian Press/File Michelle Rempel Garner, one of the four Alberta Conservative MPs behind the Buffalo Declaration, said the

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The Buffalo Declaration , or the Buffalo Wing as jokesters call it, prods the Trudeau Liberals to recognize a severe national problem in Alberta.

More important, because almost nothing prods Prime Minister Justin Trudeau into action, this is a warning to Conservative leadership candidates.

It is very unusual — almost unknown, in fact — for a group of western Conservative MPs to issue what amounts to an independent national battle cry.

Alberta MPs issue 'Buffalo Declaration' demanding Ottawa recognize Alberta's worth

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Buffalo Declaration videos and latest news articles; GlobalNews.ca your source for the latest news on Buffalo Declaration . Saskatchewan premier sees Buffalo Declaration as another step in escalating western frustration. Frustration grows over protests and blockades across Canada .

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The four signatories , including Calgary Nose Hill MP Michelle Rempel Garner, are telling all the leadership candidates they’d better have a strong pro-Alberta agenda, because a weak-kneed leader will face serious caucus upheaval from a Buffalo Wing with hot sauce.

The declaration is strong, but it does not — as critics already allege — advocate Alberta separation.

The substantial document argues that serious structural change is needed, far beyond mere politics, to accommodate Alberta within Confederation in a healthy way.

Much of it aligns with Premier Jason Kenney’s Fair Deal initiative : Consideration of provincial tax collection and pension, a provincial police force and other measures within a province’s constitutional rights.

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But the Buffalo Declaration, in its own words, goes “further, much further,” demanding not just structural change but symbolic gestures of respect.

  • It asks that Ottawa formally recognize that Alberta today is not an equal partner within Confederation;
  • Alberta should be designated a “culturally distinct” region within Canada, echoing Quebec’s claim to be a distinct society;
  • The Constitution should entrench resource projects as the sole domain of provinces;
  • Ottawa must issue a formal apology for the 1980 National Energy Program;
  • Parliament should be rebalanced to better represent the West. The Constitution should be reopened to do this;
  • Ottawa should recognize and promote Alberta’s contributions to the global green technology system;
  • Changes to, or elimination of, the equalization system should also occur.

There’s a vast amount more, including an interesting demand that western arts be properly funded and prominently displayed in national institutions.

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  Manifesto underscores the depth of frustration in Alberta, says Premier Jason Kenney Manifesto underscores the depth of frustration in Alberta, says Premier Jason Kenney The 13-page Buffalo Declaration released Thursday says Ottawa must make a concerted effort to repair national bonds or face the real risk that Alberta could seek separation. It was written by Alberta MPs Arnold Viersen, Blake Richards, Glen Motz, and Michelle Rempel Garner.

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Some of this will strike other Canadians as laughable. I certainly don’t agree with all of it. Alberta will be culturally distinct the day Tim Hortons packs up and leaves the province.

But, please, suppress the chortles. Mockery only drives up the anger and makes everything worse.

Alberta is truly on the boil, with more grievances to come. At its heart, the declaration captures the seething alienation that regularly shows up as separatist support in polls.

a group of people walking down the street:  For lease signs advertise space along Stephen Avenue Mall. For lease signs advertise space along Stephen Avenue Mall.

I live in central Calgary and these days I drive downtown twice a day. A sense of bleakness often overwhelms me. You can feel and see the emptiness of all those hollowed towers, the sparse pedestrian presence, the For Lease signs and the light traffic at almost any time of day.

This is what’s become of a city and province that only a few years ago were world energy centres bursting with excitement and producing revenue gushers for Ottawa.

Calgarians are a tough, devoted crew doing their best to reinvent a city still regularly ranked as one of the world’s best places to live.

What is the Buffalo Declaration and why did they call it 'Buffalo'?

  What is the Buffalo Declaration and why did they call it 'Buffalo'? The Buffalo Declaration, a manifesto written and signed by four Conservative members of Parliament from Alberta, declares a path forward for the province within the confederation of Canada and outlines ways to soothe Alberta’s alienation from the rest of the country. But what is it? What does it do? And why the name “Buffalo?” Let’s start with the name. Back in the early 1900s, Sir Frederick Haultain, the first premier of the Northwest Territories, had an idea for a new Canadian province comprised of what would become Alberta and Saskatchewan. Its name, he suggested, would be “Buffalo.

We get that there’s an energy transition coming — even Kenney is on board with that — and that if Alberta deals with it creatively, there’s prosperity ahead.

But while it happens, the sense of federal abandonment is profound.

If you are still inclined to laugh, ask yourself how you’d feel if the central core of your town lost 30,000 well-paying jobs over a couple of years, erasing a generation of careers, causing a property value crash that inflicted huge tax hikes on other businesses.

Wouldn’t it be a crisis if it happened in Toronto, or Montreal, or Vancouver? Wouldn’t Ottawa be right there with promises and aid?

Not here. In Calgary and beyond, many Albertans feel betrayed by a federal government seen only as the bearer of more bad news.

Justin Trudeau wearing a suit and tie holding a gun:  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives for a cabinet meeting on Parliament Hill on Thursday. © THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives for a cabinet meeting on Parliament Hill on Thursday.

Trudeau’s long refusal to act on the illegal rail blockades, which already affect thousands of Canadians, gave the rest of the country a taste of the immense frustration Albertans feel.

On Friday, Trudeau finally echoed what many Canadians have been saying for two weeks — the illegal blockades must come down.

“Canadians who are feeling the very real impact of these blockades are running out of patience,” he said.

COMMENTARY: Ignore the Buffalo Declaration, but don’t ignore what’s happening in Alberta

  COMMENTARY: Ignore the Buffalo Declaration, but don’t ignore what’s happening in Alberta We're free to disagree with the Buffalo Declaration, but Rob Breakenridge says we ignore the issues it raises at our peril.The so-called “Buffalo Declaration” may or may not have any or all of the answers as to what’s ailing Confederation or how best to address it, but it would be dangerous to the cause of national unity to pretend as though it exists in a vacuum.

Mild words from a prime minister with so little respect that he couldn’t even get a meeting with the First Nations leaders who support the blockades.

Coming up soon is the federal decision on the Teck Resources oilsands mine, with all the signals from Ottawa indicating the goalposts have moved again.

Ottawa is suddenly insisting that the 100-megatonne cap on emissions, which the feds have insisted upon for years, would be surpassed by 2030 if Teck is approved.

Yes, some people will think the Buffalo Declaration is ridiculous. But it looks tame to many folks around here.

Don Braid’s column appears regularly in the Calgary Herald.

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Buffalo Declaration a 'clear display of ignorance,' says Alberta treaty nation .
Alberta First Nation leaders are speaking out against a recent notice released by four Conservative MPs from Alberta, which they say they will not support. "This declaration is a clear display of ignorance and moreover a thoughtless claim of support to your inequalities," reads a letter released by the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations on Friday. The Buffalo Declaration, released Feb.

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