VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130): When it comes to identifying as a "western" province, B.C. seems to be dancing at his own pace.
This is according to a new survey by Angus Reid. Executive Director Sachi Kurl says that it seems we have more in common with our neighbors in the south.
"It is a province that looks to the south, to the idea of Cascadia-having more in common with the state of Washington, with California, in fact, with the Pacific, given our very diverse population in B.C."
He says relations with provinces such as Alberta have weakness over time.
"Three decades ago, British Colombians considered they had more in common with Alberta," Kurl said. "Without a doubt, the Albertans felt they had much more in common with British Columbia than they do today.
Kurl tells us that change is due to some important differences in values. "We have seen that it was manifested through the debate on pipes and other problems. And our sense of communality does not exist either."
What do they have in common? According to the survey, people from Western provinces believe that they are unfairly treated by the federal government when it comes to political influence.