New Wexit party needs to do for the West for the Bloc did for Quebec: interim leader

The new interim leader of the Wexit Canada says his party needs to do for the West what the Bloc Quebecois has done for advocating that province’s interests. In an interview with The West Block‘s Mercedes Stephenson, former Conservative MP…

Why does former Harper government house leader want the west to separate?

Jay Hill, interim leader of Wexit Canada, tells Mercedes Stephenson anger towards a “failed confederation” has sparked separatist sentiment in Alberta. Hill says the goal of the party is to convince the provincial governments in Western Canada to hold a…

Former Harper government House leader becomes interim leader of Wexit Canada

A veteran politician who once served as House leader in Stepher Harper’s Conservative government was named the interim leader of a political party seeking for Western Canada to secede from the rest of the country. Late Tuesday afternoon, Wexit Canada…

Alberta’s ‘Fair Deal Panel’ submits report; public won’t see it until ‘worst’ of COVID-19 is over

The province said Saturday that its “Fair Deal Panel” has submitted its final report, which contains an assessment of viewpoints on Alberta’s role in the country, but it will not be released “until the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic is…

FCP and Wexit members to vote on merging into Wildrose Independence Party of Alberta

Members of the Freedom Conservative Party and the Wexit Alberta group will vote June 29 on whether to unite into one political party. In a news release Monday, the two groups announced that an agreement in principle had been struck…

Former PM Jean Chretien scoffs at notion national unity is under threat in Canada

Jean Chretien scoffs at the notion that Indigenous protests and western alienation are a threat to Canada’s national unity. The former Liberal prime minister said Tuesday that Canada has suffered worse threats in the past and has always managed to…

Buffalo Declaration: A deeper look at the latest display of Alberta’s discontent

Albertan members of Parliament issued a call to action Thursday, warning that a referendum on independence is inevitable — unless the Liberal government steps up and creates constitutional change. The Buffalo Declaration was signed by four MPs from Alberta: Calgary-Nose…

Alberta MPs issue Buffalo Declaration to call on Ottawa to address western alienation

Four Conservative MPs have published an online manifesto decrying what they call the unfair treatment of Alberta within Confederation and a lack of acknowledgement in Canada that the province is a “culturally distinct region.” On Thursday afternoon, Calgary-Nose Hill MP…

‘You are the victims but we are all the losers’: Calgary conference discusses Alberta’s place in Confederation

Around 700 people attended a one-day conference in Calgary on Saturday to discuss Alberta’s place in the Confederation. The Value of Alberta conference was hosted by Alberta Proud. One of the speakers was Joe Oliver, who was finance minister in…