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Discussion in 'Atlantic Canada General' started by Veggie, Feb 7, 2003.

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  1. Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling

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    Actually, that's not entirely accurate. Please take my word for it. I lived in BC for 11 years.

    The people in the west, particularily BC, are very resentful of easterners, particularly residents of Ontario and Quebec. Our votes mean nothing, because ON and QB decide the elections, and we are ignored. Eastern Canada does not understand or respect our culture, our struggles, our way of life. That's why the Canadian Alliance is so popular. It's a protest. It's also why politics in BC are so radical. People gravitate to extremes in times of crisis. Even as we speak, there is an exodus to Alberta as the youth of BC are forced to move to find work. I received reports last week that the unemployment rate in the city where I grew up is up to 22%. That's why I live in Ontario.

    In the case of Mike, I know there was some resentment in the west when he, a Toronto resident, was chosen to be RSA. Personally, I don't care. I think the job should be given to whoever is most qualified. But I know that some in the west saw it as another example of eastern Canada dominating Canadian politics.

    So no, Tara, it's not just on the boards. The animosity on the boards is merely a product of the animosity that exists in this country. As far as the west is concerned, you only see what happens on the boards. I see what happens on and off the boards, because I come from BC. This country is not as united as I'd like to think it is.
  2. DarthBabe Force Ghost

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    What do you mean we don't respect your culture, your way of life?
  3. Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling

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    I'm speaking mostly about Ontario. We have the same problem with Quebec and the Maritimes, but not as much. The general feeling in the west is that the east does not understand our unique culture. Western Canada is different, but nobody outside of Western Canada seems to notice.
  4. DarthBabe Force Ghost

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    Well, I don't care where anybody is from, I won't resent them because of politics or whatever.


  5. Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling

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    That's a good attitude to have, and it's one that I try to have as well. Unfortunately, with the declining economic and political conditions in the west (the BC economy is in a downward spiral and the Premier is a drunk) it's an attitude that is not easy to maintain.

    Did you know, for example, that the BC legislature is comprised of 79 seats, and 76 of those seats belong to a single party? Did you know that the leader of that party is a fanatic who is bitterly hated by nearly all of his constituents? Did you know that the only reason he has so much power is because the people were desparate to get rid of the corrupt socialist government that we had for 11 years?
  6. C-3PX Force Ghost

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    Damn east. I hate them so much. :mad: :p

    Don't forget drunk driver AT60, and yes, we all hate him. :)




    :p [face_mischief]
  7. Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling

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    Where are you from, C-3PX?

    Drunk driver, that's right. The premier of BC was picked up by police last month in Hawaii. He was driving with twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system.
  8. C-3PX Force Ghost

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    BC, born and raised. ;)
  9. Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling

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    Lower mainland, I assume? How's the economy down there? Like I said, the unemployment rate in Kelowna is 22%.
  10. C-3PX Force Ghost

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    Not quite that bad, yet. I'm just a stones throw from Vancouver.
  11. DarthBabe Force Ghost

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    Did anyone ever try to see it from our point of view?
  12. Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling

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    Well, by all means, present your point of view. Remember though, it's Ontario and Quebec we don't like. When I say "the east" I mean Ontario and Quebec. NB is the Maritimes.
  13. C-3PX Force Ghost

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    DB, as AT60 said, we're only mad at two provinces. We have nothing against Atlantic Canada. You're only the but of our jokes. :p

    Sorry. :(
  14. Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling

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    Canada has four political regions. The West, the East, the North, and the Maritimes. The West and the Maritimes have very little contact. The North has many of the same greivances toward the East that the West does. The East thinks they're the only region that matters, and makes fun of the Maritimes constantly. There's a quick summary.

    I didn't defect though. I'll be returning to the West in July with my girlfriend, who is defecting to the West. ;)
  15. Daughter_of_Yubyub Force Ghost

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    How can they call Ontario and Quebec "the East" if we're further east than they are? :confused:
  16. wild_karrde Chosen One

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    Pet peev - People from Western Canada (BC, Alberta) considering Ontario to be an "eastern" province.

    West: BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan

    Central: Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec

    East: NB, NS, PEI, Nfld.

    By calling Ontario an "eastern" province, that pretty much eliminates the true "eastern Canada". Torono is probably almost as far away from PEI as it is from Vancouver.
  17. KitFist0 Force Ghost

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    AYBABTU !
    Quebec and Ontario were the first provinces ! No wounder we matter more then some back-water farmers and lost hiker/ski villages.
  18. DarthBabe Force Ghost

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    I have the biggest head ache in the world, I don't care about this anymore.
  19. C-3PX Force Ghost

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    This is turning into a big threeway fight. :p
  20. DarthBabe Force Ghost

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    3PX, what ff are you part of?
  21. C-3PX Force Ghost

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    N.O.N.E.

    I'm too out of the way. :(

    When I go to school next year I could join FF Vancouver...
  22. DarthBabe Force Ghost

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  23. C-3PX Force Ghost

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    It could be worse. :p ;)

    I couldn't have a computer! [face_shocked] [face_mischief]
  24. DarthBabe Force Ghost

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    I know I couldn't live without a computer!
  25. wild_karrde Chosen One

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    Well, after we move in together, I'll barely ever be online. Talking to you is pretty much the main reason I still come here or use MSN ...
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