western alienation


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western alienation

n
(Sociology) Canadian a feeling of resentment by some inhabitants of western Canada against perceived favouritism by the national government towards the eastern provinces
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Native literature, then, often reflects a tension, assuming Western alienation from nature in order for the work to be taken seriously by a Western audience.
His leadership during the North West Resistance started a national dialogue on western alienation that is still an issue more than one hundred years later.
Such policy, in a firm where the family is the majority shareholder, typically reflects the Aspers' passionate opinions about western alienation, the state of Israel, and what Izzy called the "free ride society.
Such deep social forces for change as the rise of western alienation after 1919 and the Quiet Revolution in Quebec after 1959 and how they forced changing conceptions of the federal union, for example, merit fuller treatment.
Unlike most studies of Prairie political history which focus on such protest parties as the Progressives, Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF), and Social Credit, the author approaches western alienation through what has been called "the Government Party", the Liberal Party of Canada.
Albertans refused to support the Liberals and demonstrated their resentment against the two "traditional" parties and their deep-rooted sense of Western alienation by electing third party alternatives, such as the United Farmers of Alberta and Social Credit.
One argument for proportional representation (I've heard it most often by Easterners, which is worrisome) is that Western alienation would be quelled, presumably because Ontario Liberals hog too many seats under the current system.
Western alienation has deep roots in the region, where the federal government is viewed with suspicion, and many believe that Confederation was for the benefit of Central Canada.
Former Premier of Alberta, Peter Lougheed, says that Western alienation comes from "the fact that many Western Canadians are turned off by the priorities and actions of the federal government.
In February, 2001, Diane Ablonczy, Canadian Alliance Member of Parliament for Calgary Nose Hill participated in the CBC radio program This Morning when the network held a public forum on the question of Western alienation.
Western alienation and frustration led to open talk of separation after the Liberals, under Prime Minister Jean Chretien, won their third majority government in the Fall 2000 election.
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