Rex is a rare breed of journalist these days and a true Canadian treasure.
Simply the best.
Here is another article by him from a few days ago.
Worth a read.
"As always, it is necessary to emphasize that if oil were the principal resource in Ontario, it would be protected, and if it were the principal resource in Quebec, it would have state and religious protection. Everyone out West knows this. It is becoming a harder and harder question why Alberta stays in the Confederation, not that the Confederation idea or Confederation itself is a question in Albertan minds."