Michael Wagner writes that there is little point in pursuing Western independence if the new country looks like the old.
Michael Wagner writes that beginning with the election of Social Credit in 1935, Alberta has been viewed as a dangerous outlier by the Canadian political establishment
Michael Wagner writes that Ted Byfield understood 20 years ago that nothing would change without a credible threat of independence.
Michael Wagner writes that while the Liberal conception of a non-national state might apply in the East, Alberta has a very different idea of what it...
Michael Wagner writes that before 1980, independence was a tiny fringe movement. In 2020, it is approaching a majority of Albertans.
Alberta's political culture is deeply rooted in a conservative identity predating Alberta itself.
In both Ontario and Quebec, the ideal of Canadian identity includes a particular negative conception of the United States.
Considering all of the attempts to reform confederation over the last four decades, what other option is there?
The large numbers of American immigrants in the province’s early decades, as well as during the post-war oil rush, helps to explain why Alberta is a...
Many Westerners have a strong regional identity and therefore feel a closer bond with the West than with Canada as a whole.