...got David McGuinty sacked. And indeed we must not begrudge Alberta MPs their championing of local tar mines to the exclusion of all other methods of powering the national economy. That's all the ruling current federal government sees when they imagine the future of the West or, indeed, the future of the country itself. No making; no refining even. Extraction all the way. Its an ideological divide: the East creates (cars, art, and etc).; the West, or at least Alberta, pumps. That's it; that's all. And though they're just 11% of the population, they amount to almost 14% of the national economy. About what you get when, thinking in Ontario terms, you add the GDP of North Tillsonburg to the GDP of Etobicoke. And all this economic clout fueling an uppity attitude that's bigger than Texas.
So, yes Mr. McGuinty should be censured, but on the other hand we as a nation must respectfully remind Albertans that if the Harper feds ever approve The Northern Gateway pipeline over the will of BCers, who thought they were part of the West until they were betrayed by Calgary politicians, then BCers will declare independence, slaughter your cowboy hordes at Kicking Horse Pass, and then march on Calgary, where we will proceed to burn down the Saddledome, which is the your emperor's seat of government.
That is all.