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#1 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 10 November 2021 - 03:24 PM

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says he wants the province to be a "nation within a nation" by increasing its autonomy in several areas, including policing, taxation and immigration.

 

Moe made the initial statement during a radio interview on Sunday and then referred to the idea again on social media Tuesday morning.

 

"Saskatchewan needs to be a nation within a nation," he tweeted. "When the federal government implements policies that are detrimental to our province, our government will continue to stand up for Saskatchewan people."

 

On Tuesday afternoon, Moe said he is "not talking about separation. We are talking about being a Saskatchewan cultural identity within the nation of Canada — but being a nation within a nation."

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When asked on Tuesday what he wants with respect to being a "nation within a nation," Moe pointed to Quebec.

 

"Quebec has a very different agreement when it comes to immigration with the federal government than we do here in the province of Saskatchewan. We want that agreement," he said.

 

"We saw Quebec most recently with the child care agreement — Quebec has a very different agreement than any of the other provinces in Canada. And we want that as well."

 

 

 

 

https://www.cbc.ca/n...onomy-1.6242880


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#2 tommy

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Posted 10 November 2021 - 04:14 PM

well maybe if saskatchewan elected a few more liberal mp's they might get somewhere with there requests   ;-)


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#3 A Girl is No one

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Posted 10 November 2021 - 06:27 PM

The distinct society thing worked really well for QC. They get tons of $ because of it. Good for SK. We should all do it.

#4 Mike K.

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Posted 10 November 2021 - 09:43 PM

Alberta is now receiving more from Ottawa than it sends out in equalization payments. About time, perhaps?

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Posted 10 November 2021 - 11:11 PM

Alberta is now receiving more from Ottawa than it sends out in equalization payments. About time, perhaps?

 

That is just going to spinoff a whole bunch of turmoil.  How does that compare against Quebec's status and the churn that could start.  How would First Nations feel and respond?    

 

The City of Victoria is already a nation of something, just not sure what.  Cosmos?


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#6 Mike K.

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Posted 11 November 2021 - 05:40 AM

The EU is crumbling in some regards and the same sentiment is now on our doorstep, perhaps fuelled by a situation in Ottawa that has left the country polarized. Meanwhile Victorians think Saanich wants to join Victoria, but do not yet see that Esquimalt might cancel its VicPD arrangement.
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#7 Spy Black

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Posted 11 November 2021 - 08:29 AM

Moe needs a history lesson.

Quebec City was already thriving in 1600.

Saskatchewan didn't see any development from the white man until the 1800's (the first white man didn't even step onto what would become Saskatchewan until the early 1700's)

 

Quebec's "identity" is rooted in deep Canadian history.

Saskatchewan wants a "new" identity rooted in nothing more than not having to contribute to the Federal pot. 

Basically Conservatives railing at Liberals and trying to use "identity" as an excuse.

 

On a personal note, I can't take seriously anything said by a twice convicted drunk driver (Moe), and somebody who has (in a separate incident) crashed into a car killing its two occupants, and who claims he can't remember the accident happening despite being found 100% at fault.


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#8 On the Level

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Posted 11 November 2021 - 05:29 PM

Esquimalt might cancel its VicPD arrangement.

 

I don't understand the disconnect.  Victoria has messed the bed, but somehow thinks the rest of the region owes us something.  Other communities have their own issues to worry about without taking on downtowns mess.



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Posted 11 November 2021 - 07:10 PM

Moe needs a history lesson.

Quebec City was already thriving in 1600.

Saskatchewan didn't see any development from the white man until the 1800's (the first white man didn't even step onto what would become Saskatchewan until the early 1700's)

 

Quebec's "identity" is rooted in deep Canadian history.

Saskatchewan wants a "new" identity rooted in nothing more than not having to contribute to the Federal pot. 

Basically Conservatives railing at Liberals and trying to use "identity" as an excuse.

 

On a personal note, I can't take seriously anything said by a twice convicted drunk driver (Moe), and somebody who has (in a separate incident) crashed into a car killing its two occupants, and who claims he can't remember the accident happening despite being found 100% at fault.

i notice moe has no problem sending his covid patients to other parts of canada to look after


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Posted 11 November 2021 - 07:51 PM

i notice moe has no problem sending his covid patients to other parts of canada to look after

 

 

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe has unilaterally declared his province a nation within a nation whose main export are people waiting for intensive care in a better-equipped province.   “We will determine our own destiny by giving the consequences of our own actions to other governments,” said the premier wearing a Saskatchewan Roughriders ball cap and a pro-wheat t-shirt. At press time, the premier said the Saskatchewan government would stop at nothing before his patient pipeline is complete.

 

https://www.thebeave...s-icu-patients/


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