“It helps us to define ourselves as quite separate from the federal Liberals, which in Alberta is not a bad thing,” Swann said Tuesday after issuing a statement criticizing the federal Liberals. “We are standing up for Alberta, and in this case, we are not in agreement with our federal Liberal party.”Ouch! Who can blame the provincial Libs from wanting to separate themselves from their federal cousins? They have a hard time the way it is to make any headway, nevermind associating themselves with the federal Libs. We Albertans have not forgotten the NEP that the federal Liberals imposed on us that was disastrous for businesses and individuals in the eighties. We suffered through some tough times as a result. You got that plus all that has occurred afterward within the federal Liberal party, (adscam, internal feuds, leader problems etc.) you can see why they don't want to be linked to the federal party. Who would want to be associated with all that?
Smart move for Mr. Swann for not wanting to be "kissin' cousins" It would be poison if they were.
So Iffy, don't count on your cousins in Alberta to help you out any time soon. Just continue on with your Express bus tour and connect with the common people.