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Red-Blue map of N. America from an Alberta perspective
The Western Standard ^ | Kevin Steel

Posted on 11/05/2004 5:22:37 PM PST by RebelAlbertan

Kevin Steel of the Western Standard has composed a more accurate red-blue map of the United States and Canada.

It takes in to account the state by state breakdown of the US Election, and takes in to account the Conservative/ Liberal-Socialist-Separatist split in the last Canadian election.

The red is Republican (US), Conservative (Canada) The blue is Democrat (US), Liberal/ NDP (Canada) The light blue are the Quebec separatists

As an Alberta conservative, I like this map much better than the others. We out in western Canada don't get lumped in with our Kanuckistani cosuins.

TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alberta; bluestate; redstate; westerncanada
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To: Allan

Saskatchewan is federally Conservative. Provincial gvt is NDP.

61 posted on 11/05/2004 8:07:15 PM PST by albertabound (It's good to beeeeee Albertabound...)
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To: docman57
Since when is any damn part of the People's Republic of British Columbia Red??!!

In the last federal election, few Libs were elected west of the Ontario-Manitoba border.

62 posted on 11/05/2004 10:09:34 PM PST by Don W (God KNOWS!)
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To: The_Reader_David
The Red faction on the left lost: the Soviets are no more, and the PRC is becoming capitalist (though perhaps fascist rather than democratic). It's a new century, we'll take the color back, thank you. The American left is now mostly a bizarre variant of fascism, owing more to romantic and Nietzchian attacks on Christianity, the Enlightenment, and modernity than to either the Rousseauian phase of the Enlightenment or to Marxism. Let the have blue: they sing the blues enough...

I agree- after listening to the pros & cons, I decided that I like the inversion. Maybe we could claim we "liberated" the Left's use of the color red.

63 posted on 11/06/2004 1:40:41 AM PST by backhoe ("We met at Dawn- and destiny Prevailed...")
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To: RebelAlbertan
Article from Western Standard posted in full....

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FReegards from Liberal La-La Land here in Toronto! :-)


A Canadian Guide For American Exiles - Kevin Steel

I see Reuters has explained that Unhappy Democrats Need to Wait to Get Into Canada. In a post below, Kate posts "Before people get too carried away with the "blue state vs red state" debate..." Unfortunately, I just love to get carried away.

It occurred to me that all these American celebrities and liberals, while waiting to head to Canada to live out the Bush White House years in exile, might find our politics a little bit confusing, especially since we colour-code our political maps the exact opposite to them. In the US, the conservatives are shown as red, and the liberals in blue, whereas in Canada the conservatives are blue and the liberals red.

So what I've done, as any good host would, is to switch the Canadian colours around so these exiles will know where they should go. First of all, you'll notice that you should probably best stay out of Western Canada, lots of red there. Ontario (just to the right of the red blob) is your best bet, though you certainly can check out the eastern seaboard, which is much like your northeastern seaboard. New Yorkers in particular should feel right at home in, say, Labrador. That's what I would recommend.

You'll also notice a lot of liberal blue in the far north. This region is distinct for being very sparsely populated; there is lots of room and all that room is liberal. You will be very free there, especially from Big Tobacco (well, lots of northerners smoke, but there's plenty of outdoors, as I said). To be honest, I don't really know how the Inuit poll on issues like abortion and gay marriage and the war in Iraq, but you might give it a go. In this column by Greg Weston in the Ottawa Sun, he talks of turning Canada into the Las Vegas of gay weddings, though it's hard to say whether our northern citizens would warm up to this. I fear they may call it another act of cultural genocide. But the Supreme Court will certainly straighten them out (oops, unintentional reverse pun) on that. Yellowknife would be a great honeymoon spot. Activities include snowmobiling and caribou hunting.

That light blue area, that's Quebec. Perhaps it should be colour-coded dark, dark blue, but then, maybe not. Not to worry. Somebody will probably explain that to you -- again and again and again and again -- when you get here. Welcome/Bienvenue!
64 posted on 11/06/2004 11:17:58 AM PST by ConservativeStLouisGuy (11th FReeper Commandment: Thou Shalt Not Unnecessarily Excerpt)
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