Western Alienation: An Eastern Marxist Concept

June 6, 2018 admin 0

By Michael Wagner   For decades, Professor Barry Cooper of the University of Calgary has been a prominent intellectual defender of Alberta and the West. More than anyone else, he has written about the distinct political identity of the prairie West. Importantly, Cooper has challenged the notion of “western alienation” Read More…

Alberta Freedom Alliance interim leader visits Edson

May 20, 2018 admin 0

Click this link to listen to the Western Independence radio show on Omny –  https://omny.fm/shows/danielle-smith/western-independence The Alberta Freedom Alliance (AFA) is not an official political party in the province, but they’re working on it. The interim leader of the alliance was in Edson on April 28 and the Edson Leader sat Read More…

Albertan Identity and Anti-Albertanism in the East

May 18, 2018 admin 0

By Michael Wagner Although Prime Minister Justin Trudeau believes that Canada is the “first postnational state’’ and has ‘‘no core identity,’’ most Canadians throughout history have probably believed otherwise. Before the late twentieth century, for example, English-speaking Canada had a notable British flavour to it, whereas Quebec has always had a distinct identity Read More…

Alberta Independence, Not Americanization

May 1, 2018 admin 1

By Michael Wagner Peter Zeihan is a prominent American geopolitical strategist who analyzes global trends. In 2014 he wrote a book entitled The Accidental Superpower: The Next Generation of American Preeminence and the Coming Global Disorder. Basically, he explains why the United States is a major world power as a result Read More…

Let the Eastern Bastards Freeze in the Dark

April 19, 2018 admin 2

Let us no longer fool ourselves – Canada has been a divided nation from the beginning, only becoming more divided over the decades. It is, frankly, a miracle that it has hung together this long, given the division, disparities, and bullying unfairness from the ROC against the Prairies. Alberta, and Read More…

Stephen Harper, and the Case for Alberta Independence

April 13, 2018 admin 3

Stephen Harper, the 2000 Federal Election, and the Case for Alberta Independence Since the 1970s, some very thoughtful and intelligent people have expressed concerns about Alberta’s future within Canada. Beginning in the 1980s, one such person was Stephen Harper, the future prime minister. He was so concerned, in fact, that Read More…

Alberta Independence in 2020?

April 13, 2018 admin 6

Alberta Independence in 2020? By Michael Wagner In 2008, Dr. Roger Gibbins, then-president of the Canada West Foundation and formerly a long-time political science professor at the University of Calgary (where he specialized in western Canadian politics), wrote a short fictional account about an Alberta independence referendum in the year Read More…

Alberta Versus The Federal Leviathan

March 26, 2018 admin 0

Alberta versus the Federal Leviathan By Michael Wagner In 2016, Vancouver lawyer David D. Chesman wrote a master’s thesis in political science at the University of British Columbia entitled “Whither Leviathan: Canadian Federalism and Alberta.” The “Leviathan” in the title refers to the federal government when it becomes oppressive by Read More…

A Legal Pathway to Alberta Independence

March 15, 2018 admin 3

A Legal Pathway to Alberta Independence By Michael Wagner In August 1998 the Supreme Court of Canada inadvertently created a pathway for Alberta independence. In the Reference Re Secession of Quebec decision, the court established that the federal government was required to negotiate with Quebec if a clear majority of Read More…