Similar pro-Tump rallies happened in Calgary and Vancouver, but it appears no charges were laid.
Bernier told the Western Standard that he wants to win over sovereigntists and would be willing to run in an Alberta by-election.
The conference marks a change in tone from early Wexit rallies towards laying an intellectual and political foundation for the movement.
Firewallers - lonely or consigned to the fringe for so long - are now squarely in the centre of gravity.
"A referendum on secession needs to be part of the strategy, but not the whole strategy," Manning told the crowd during the mornings first panel discussion.