"The election results may very well convince enough Albertans that independence is the only alternative to a future of continued economic decline and impoverishment." - Michael...
"The pattern of an 'on-again, off-again' secessionist movement would continue for decades."
Michael Wagner traces the evolution of Western discontent from Louis Riel, to the Reform Party, to the present independence movement.
Bill Tufts writes that Alberta needs to follow the path - with lessons learned - of the UK independence movement.
In his guest column, Conservative MP Damien Kurek says that Trudeau is pushing Westerners toward independence.
"As a former MLA, I'm calling you out. You sir are a COWARD of the first order," Kesler wrote in a Facebook post.
In Alberta specifically, voters are faced with a fractured front with multiple parties.
The poll, conducted last week by Mainstreet Research showed 25 per cent supported Alberta independence, and 36 per cent supported Western independence.
The percentage of people supporting independence jumps significantly if the other three Western provinces join in.
"If advocating Alberta independence through a referendum is somehow disloyal, then the ringleader of this disloyalty is the Supreme Court of Canada."