VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – When it comes to defining the “western” province, B.S. seems to be dancing in its own rhythm.
This is according to a new survey by Angus Reid. Executive Director Sati Kurle says that we have more in common with our neighbors in the south.
"This is a province that looks south, according to the idea of Cascadia – which has more in common with the state of Washington, California, – indeed, with the Pacific, given our very diverse population in British Columbia."
She says relations with provinces such as Alberta have weakened over time.
“Three decades ago, British Colombians felt they had more in common with Albert,” said Kurle. “Of course, the Albertans felt that they had much more in common with British Colombia than today.
Curle tells us that the change is due to some significant differences in values. “We have seen how this manifests itself in pipeline debates and other issues. And our sense of community is not there either. ”
What do they have in common? According to the survey, people in the western provinces believe that the federal government treats them unfairly when it comes to political influence.