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Dear Editor:

While the idea of western separation from Canada sounds appealing, particularly at this point in history, the reality is the cost and logistics would be staggering.

It would be the same scenario as Quebec’s idea. Our own national police force, military, currency, passports, trade agreements and on and on.

Unless British Columbia joined the new country, Alberta oil would be more precariously land-locked.

What we really need is what the premiers of Alberta and Saskatchewan are saying. We need a new deal within Confederation. One that more fairly reflects western representation in the federal government and fairness in equalization payments. Quebec should not always be the favoured child.

Gord Marshall

Kelowna