Stephen Harper, and the Case for Alberta Independence

April 13, 2018 admin 0

Stephen Harper, the 2000 Federal Election, and the Case for Alberta Independence Embed from Getty Images 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 Read More…

Alberta Independence in 2020?

April 13, 2018 admin 0

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 2

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…