After meeting with Trudeau, Kenney says next few weeks critical for Alberta-Ottawa relations

Both Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and the federal Liberal government are describing a meeting Tuesday between Kenney and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as a frank and realistic discussion. But after the meeting, Kenney said the next few weeks will be…

What are Albertans saying about Wexit?

While some Albertans are feeling a sense of alienation from the rest of the country, there is a group that is pushing for separation. Provincial affairs reporter Tom Vernon sits down with 630 CHED’s Ryan Jespersen and Global News Radio…

Majority of Canadians believe we are more divided than ever: Ipsos poll

December 9 2019 8:47pm The uneasy feeling that the country is more divided now is simmering across Canada, especially in Alberta and Saskatchewan, according to an Ipsos poll. Gord Steinke and Linda Olsen speak with Kyle Braid with Ipsos for…

Political panel discusses what Albertans are saying about equalization

Provincial affairs reporter Tom Vernon sits down with 630 CHED’s Ryan Jespersen and Global News Radio 770 CHQR’s Danielle Smith to talk more about equalization and how it plays a role in western alienation. Jespersen and Smith talk about what…

Calgary professor discusses past and present factors behind Western alienation

Lisa Young, a University of Calgary political science professor, sits down with Joel Senick to discuss the similarities and differences behind the Western alienation sentiment in Alberta following the 2019 federal election and that of past movements.

Western frustration fuels Wexit separatist movement

By Silvana Benolich Global News Posted December 9, 2019 8:00 am Updated December 9, 2019 8:30 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ This story is part of a special on western…

Equalization sparks western anger; 1 economist says that anger is a political tool

This story is part of a special on western alienation. Click here for more coverage.  Many Albertans may already be confused and upset by equalization. A retired economics professor says some politicians like it that way. “I think many politicians…

Liberal House Leader pushes back at criticisms that throne speech ignored Western Canada

Government House Leader Pablo Rodriguez is rejecting criticisms that last week’s throne speech ignored the problems facing Alberta and Saskatchewan because it included no reference to their names. In an interview with The West Block‘s Mercedes Stephenson, Rodriguez said suggestions…

Council of the Federation: Kenney declares success in securing premiers’ backing on federal transfers

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said a premiers’ meeting in Toronto was a win for the province when his counterparts agreed to back his call for more relief from federal transfers during tough economic times. Canada’s provincial premiers meet in Toronto,…