Former Reform Party leader Preston Manning talks Western alienation in Calgary

Former Calgary Southwest MP and Official Opposition leader Preston Manning discussed Western alienation during a talk in Calgary on Tuesday, on the heels of his book’s release last week. Do Something! 365 Ways You Can Strengthen Canada outlines how people…

Canadians divided on whether the West has legitimate beef with feds: Ipsos

Canadians are no less divided now than they were just after the election, according to a new Ipsos poll exclusively for Global News. And while clear majorities of respondents in the Prairie provinces say they “have good reason to be…

Treaty 8 chiefs call Wexit a ‘bad idea’ as support for separating from Canada grows in Alberta

Treaty 8 First Nations chiefs issued a joint statement on Tuesday calling for cooler heads to prevail amid indications the desire to separate from Canada is growing among people in Alberta and Saskatchewan. “As chiefs, with our united voices and…

Trudeau addresses Western alienation: ‘It’s extremely important government works for all Canadians’

In his first speech as prime minister of the Liberal minority government, Justin Trudeau addressed major concerns in Alberta and Saskatchewan and the sense of alienation and anger in Western Canada. READ MORE: With the Liberals’ new minority, Trudeau’s greatest…

Preston Manning warns Western alienation could spark separatist surge in Alberta

Former Reform Party leader Preston Manning issued a dire warning for politicians at a luncheon in Calgary Wednesday afternoon. Western separatist sentiment is on the rise, particularly in Alberta and Saskatchewan, Manning told the crowd at the Canadian Club of…

New Angus Reid poll looks at how Albertans feel about Ottawa

January 31 2019 7:04am The results of a new Angus Reid survey suggests people in Western Canada don’t think the federal government treat them fairly. Sarah Kraus reports. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id]…

Canadians in the west, more than those in the east, say Ottawa does not treat them fairly: poll

Nearly three out of four Canadians living west of Ontario believe their province is not treated fairly by the federal government, according to a new poll from the not-for-profit Angus Reid Institute. And Westerners who feel that way — that…