The new two solitudes: ‘Alberta and the rest of Canada’


The title of Hugh MacLennan’s 1945 novel Two Solitudes has served for decades as a reference to the divide between Canada’s anglophones and francophones, but Kurl sees a new schism in our country’s culture.

“That has really shifted westward,” she said. “If you think about those two solitudes today, it really is between Alberta and the rest of Canada.”

  • Cat-astrophe

    Problem is that the cities of Calgary and Edmonton have rapidly become the voice for our province.
    Calgary of course has a Muslim mayor, Edmonton is known as the core of socialist thinking in Alberta.
    They have been quietly loading the deck in their favor for the past 40 years.
    It is too late to talk about the east west paradigm shift because it is already ‘past tense’.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I see the problem with Alberta was that with forty years of uni-party rule the only way lefties saw at sticking their noses in the trough was to join the PC party and water it down.

  • Exile1981

    Grande Praire and Fort Mac have huge maritime populations, who vote in the same lefties that ran the marritimes into the jobless wastelands they are now.