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Alberta separatism: Quiz


Question 1: In response, Premier ________ called a snap election in which the party nominated 78 candidates in the province's 79 ridings (electoral districts).
Peter LougheedHarry StromDon GettyEd Stelmach

Question 2: Some prominent federal Liberal leadership candidates such as ________ promised they would not unfairly target Alberta wealth should they be elected.
Bob RaeDalton McGuintyDavid PetersonOntario New Democratic Party

Question 3: Alberta separatism is a movement that advocates the secession of the province of ________ from Canada either by forming an independent nation, or by creating a new federation with one or more of Canada's other three westernmost provinces.
QuebecAlbertaBritish ColumbiaManitoba

Question 4: Furthermore, Alberta's ________ electoral system makes it very difficult to elect any candidate who represents what is perceived to be a fringe party.
Proportional representationInstant-runoff votingVoting systemPlurality voting system

Question 5: A top priority for many Albertans is withdrawal from the ________, given the province's youthful demographics.
John DiefenbakerRegistered Retirement Savings PlanCanada Pension PlanPaul Martin

Question 6: There is also significant opposition within Alberta to the ________ as the Kyoto treaty has been believed to have negative effects on the provincial economy, which is heavily supported by its powerful oil and gas industry.
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate ChangeInterpolCyprusKyoto Protocol

Question 7: In the 2004 federal election, the governing ________ was returned with a minority government despite allegations of corruption.
History of the Liberal Party of CanadaJean Chr├ętienLiberal Party of CanadaPaul Martin

Question 8: Gordon Kesler was elected to the ________ in a by-election in Olds-Didsbury as a candidate of the Western Canada Concept party [1].
Legislative Assembly of AlbertaAlberta general election, 200427th Alberta Legislative AssemblyAlberta general election, 2008

Question 9: Other proposals include establishing a provincial police force, collecting provincial income tax directly (rather than through the federal government), and withdrawing from the ________.
QuebecPierre TrudeauMedicare (Canada)Canada Health Act

Question 10: Although Klein has stated that he is committed to ________, he has discussed measures that would distance the province considerably from the federal government.
CanadaPeace, order and good governmentCanadian federalismQueen's Privy Council for Canada


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