Tuesday, May 09, 2023

Alberta all in favour of federalism when it's in its own interest

It's salutary to note that Danielle Smith is not above putting her hand out to the federal government for financial aid to deal with Alberta's current rash of forest fires.

I would have thought that would be in direct contravention of her own striving for provincial sovereignty. Alberta's recently passed Sovereignty Act purports to ensure that Alberta can flout federal laws and rules with impunity. But she seems quite keen on federalism when it suits her own purposes. So much for Albertan autonomy.

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