The Debaters

Alberta should secede from the rest of Canada

Albertan Peter Brown and Quebecer Derek Seguin don’t play referen-dumb in front of their Calgary audience when they discuss if Alberta should separate from Canada.
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Albertan Peter Brown and Quebecer Derek Seguin don't play referen-dumb in front of their Calgary audience when they discuss if Alberta should separate from Canada.

Peter Brown draws a pipeline in the oil sands and argues that Alberta doesn't get the respect it deserves.

In the Canadian family, Alberta is the middle brother who bought a dirt bike with his own money. B.C. is the oldest brother Ethan as in, 'Sorry I'm not more like Ethan, Dad!'- Peter Brown

But Quebec quipster, Derek Seguin, says there are many positive points to staying put.

I lived through both referendums and its caused tension among the people. People that otherwise would get along so good like the English and French people.- Derek Seguin

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