Yel­low Vest move­ment an im­por­tant one for Al­berta

Prairie Post (West Edition) - - Viewpoints - BY NEEL ROBERTS, OPIN­ION

While we’re all prep­ping our New Year’s res­o­lu­tions, let me make a pre­dic­tion which has been un­fold­ing for the last month in our beau­ti­ful province.

The “Yel­low Vest Move­ment” which started this sum­mer in France has not only spread like a wild­fire across the pond but has landed in at many Cana­dian cities and in Al­berta.

Coined as a move against car­bon taxes, it’s way more than that and we should not kid our­selves this is re­sem­bling the re­for­ma­tion which trans­formed Europe over 500 years ago. No sur­prise, Al­berta has been the big­gest voice in this and they’ll get the credit for mak­ing it a na­tional drive next year. With pro­vin­cial and fed­eral elec­tion months away, this non-vi­o­lent, un­der­tak­ing of the or­di­nary work­ing per­son push­ing back will sway a lot of in­flu­ence.

MAGA, which stand for Make Amer­ica Great Again south of the bor­der now of­fi­cially has the Wil­drose ver­sion of it called Make “Al­berta” Great Again. Look­ing back at the re­for­ma­tion, his­to­ri­ans mis­place it as a bunch of re­li­gious zealots who didn’t want to be Catholic.

While some of that is true, study it as it was more about free­dom. The or­di­nary man un­der the old sys­tem could no longer wor­ship whom they want, pro­vide for their fam­i­lies while pre­serv­ing their her­itage. I’m cel­e­brat­ing 25 years in this won­der­ful province and this is nicely serendip­i­tous. MAGA on for 2019 and be­yond!

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