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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He has little to say about the western alienation, particularly directed at the Liberals, that was so significant in the second half of the 20th century.
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.
Neither is it clear why a lingering sense of western alienation would have motivated McVeigh, born and raised in upstate New York, to commit mass murder.
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 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.
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.
One wonders if this has more to do with "western alienation" than with good procedure.
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."
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.
The residue from past Ottawa protectionism helps explain the persistence of western alienation, and a willingness to support protest parties like Reform.
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