If Albertans were expecting their government to do battle with Ottawa, well, they got dressed up for nothing.
Barry Cooper goes into detail on the West's place in Canada, and would be necessary to alter it.
Alberta culture may not be as obviously distinctive as Quebec's, but it is unique in Canada for several strong reasons.
A brief history of the West's struggle with Ottawa from 1879 to 2020.
Polls can continue to show large numbers of Westerns ready to cut the cord, but until something changes, independence will continue to remain a statistic.
We seem to have long term memory loss given how often we’ve flirted with separatist talk.
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.
The cultural, or political West – as opposed to geographical West – is not confined to prairie farms and oilfields.
It is imperative to take the initiative, to build firewalls around Alberta, to limit the extent to which an aggressive and hostile federal government can encroach...