Defeated Harper supporters call for independent “Republic of Western Canada”

Supporters of defeated Prime Minister Stephen Harper are calling for an independent “Republic of Western Canada” covering Canada’s western provinces after the Liberal Party swept to power in the general election on Monday.

Harper’s Conservatives, who only managed 99 seats out of 338-seat House of Commons against the Liberals 184 seats, fared relatively better in the western provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, winning 54 of the 100 seats in the region.

A Facebook group called “Republic of Western Canada” set up by Roy Mears of Airdrie, Alberta, has attracted over a 1,000 supporters within 24 hours.

“We would have an end to being run out of the east,” Mears explained the movement’s objectives. “We only share taxes to pay our share of Military postal and RCMP but no equalization payments.”

“No payments to run the government of the east and we only pay off the our share of the national debt,” Mears added. “We have a balanced trade deal they can only sell the good from their production balanced with what they buy from us.We would also control our own immigration and legal system.”

“We need to research and find ways that will propel western canada to be heard. If that means a threat to seperate[sic] like the BQ [Bloc Québécois] so be it,” supporter
Donna McDonald wrote. “We need to find a legal avenue that would give us the right to challenge the way we are governed.”

The movement has attracted attention even outside western Canada.

“I live in Ontario and I am in total despair with how the election went,” Neil Dockree of Brantford, Ontario said. “We are now looking to move west to get away from this liberal double whammy in Ottawa and Toronto.”

The talk of separation is a worrying some western Canadians.

“United we stand divided we fall,” Corey M. O’Brien of Edmonton, Alberta wrote. “Like it or not it was a legal election, the way it has been done for centuries now, if you don’t like, it feel free it emigrate anywhere else in the world. Leave Canada the way it is.”

“This smells of the Quebec referendum from years ago, and I know the opinion of the majority of western Canadians as to how that went, so please stop this whining,” he added. “If you don’t like the results of the election then get more involved in the process next time. Until then it is a majority government for the next 4 years.”

Others are upset about the group’s adoption of a blue colour version of Canada’s flag as their flag.

“Do not turn my Canadian flag to blue and white,” Tanner Beebe of Red Deer, Alberta wrote. “Men and women did not fight and die for this country for its countrymen to complain because they are upset over a change in management. Be thankful for the the chance to be Canadian and stand behind your country no matter who is in management.”

780 Responses to Defeated Harper supporters call for independent “Republic of Western Canada”

  1. William says:

    I’m for Harper all the way I voted for him not for liberals so there for Harper is the best way to go

  2. tim says:

    bottom line is people forget look what his daddy did yrs ago.Yea people have a right to voice there opinion but bottom line is the west is tired of being screwed around by the east cause they have more population there. Which is basically why they won here’s a question now tell me how is this goina work if pot is legalized do the farmers just say hay vitra send me enough pot seeds for 2 quarters of land or will the east dictate who grows what, how u supervise ur fields. Now really did Cheech or Chong think of that before he made his promises about legalizing pot no he just blurted it out to get votes and yea the dumb fell for it.Just my opinion

  3. Jason says:

    Lets not forget that Albertans voted in NDP not very long ago, Im starting to question if your say is even credible. You’re scared of what the Liberals can do for your province?

  4. Matt says:

    Why are you trying to drag all of Western Canada in to your tantrum?

  5. Nicolas says:

    Canada is a nation composed of at least 4 different nations. The Maritimes, Québec, Ontario and western Canada. 4 different countries with different values, problems and identities.

    Why force cohabitation?

    A real federation with only minimal common regulation and strong local regulation would be better.

    Maybe not ideal, but at least better than the beige “coast to coast” dream of Trudeau (father).

  6. Anonymous says:

    Sour grapes from our Albertan, spoiled children. We lost the election so we’re going to take our ball and go home and sulk. Petulant spoiled brats. Guess what at $40/barrel you won’t be able to buy off as many politicians. Change is coming.

    • Blake says:

      Spoiled children? Alberta has been propping up the country for years.

      • john says:

        propping up the country? how
        because they are lucky enough to have money under the soil…
        grow up learn what is needed to proceed and stop posting garbage

      • Anonymous says:

        so what you took 10 years of equalization payments from Ontario and payed them 3 years back, they propped up your asses and didn’t cry about it like you all are doing when you’re just paying them back you fucking baby.

  7. anonymous says:

    Haha wooow you people have no lives. You’re going to have to live with it for the next 4 years, no use in being so consumed with it and going off about it for so long , everyone should just work together instead of against each other and just have faith that Canada will make it ! Because we will. But really everyone needs to relax with the arguments here, it is really rather childish and pointless. Everyone has their own views and beliefs so just respect that. Its all there is to it. 🙂

  8. Anonymous says:

    Geez, and I thought Americans were whiny when it came to politics.

    This is an advanced level of butthurt.

  9. Blake says:

    I’d consider it. Canadians aren’t smart. Toronto and the whole of Quebec are leeches. Either they get bombed to oblivion, or we take OUR money out of this country.

    • Anonymous says:

      so what you took 10 years of equalization payments from Ontario and payed them 3 years back, they propped up your asses and didn’t cry about it like you all are doing when you’re just paying them back you fucking baby.

  10. Tired of the bull shit says:

    Non of you Gus now that federal and provincial will never let this happen we have an ndp party in power in Alberta ndp in Saskatchewan and liberal party in bc so it’s a mixed bag of politics this will never happen at all ok so stop you bull sitting and take the loss even Harper will be saying hell now

  11. Chis says:

    I am all for a western separation. I would love to live in a province that would never elect another liberal government. It is long overdue. I have lived in Ontario all of my life but plan to move west to get away from the greedy, ineffective and corrupt Liberal government. A separation of western Canada would be the icing on the cake. Toronto and Montreal have had their own way for too long and our federal governments traditionally represent too few of the Canadians who voted. The voting in of Justin Trudeau represents an all time stupidity low of the voting Canadian. The Liberals are the champion to welfare bums and the bane of tax payers.

  12. john says:

    the west doesn’t own the west
    they are lucky they have anything from Canada
    because they live with rich deposits, makes them better than anyone else?

  13. john says:

    I am full on blue. but stfu with the alberta bullshyt, they need to get their stuff together

  14. I compare the results of this election and what happened to the conservatives to a chicken having its head chopped off, the body runs around erratically making strange disgusting sounds and pooping all over, then the body realizes it is dead and falls over. After this process is complete the carcass can be disposed of, burning is best if the animal was diseased.

    • I do actually care if a candidate has sex with a non-consenting sheep says:

      It’s always amusing when people who have sex with unconsenting farm animals try to create a political “movement”.

      I suppose they did not notice that Vancouver Island is all NDP and Green, and that Conjobs were wiped off the Pacific coast except for two “ethnic” ridings in Vancouver. Also off the Arctic coast.

      And I wonder how many of them know that the US controls natural resources federally, if they intend to join the USA?

      Western separatism should be encouraged because it would create a land locked little North Korea that could be controlled easily by neighbours, without giving the awful people that live there a vote in either Canada or the USA.

  15. Bob from Voctoria says:

    Alberta has this. Alberta has that. Alberta supports the rest of Canada. Alberta has an NDP government. Pretty soon Alberta wom’t have a pot to piss in

  16. Anonymous says:

    here we are again, the liberals take the vote and the west screams for independence, anyone remember the last time this happened?? ya thats right, for those of you who dont remember, this seems to be a never ending issue, conservatives win, the liberals want separation, the liberals win, the cons want separation.. people need to except the fact that each province brings with it a different asset and liability to canada as a whole and that canada as a hole voted, in fact we had the highest turn out in years and thats because we are now reaching a point where the younger generation is not just getting involved but they feel they have more to loose and less to gain, sure the pot issue helped justin take leadership, but he never would have taken majority if the rest of his platform didnt resonate with canadians as a whole

    sure we have oil and natural gas being pulled out of the ground, but if you do your home work, the process’s being used are the least wasteful and less damaging to the environment as possible, while it may not be completely impact free, we have come a long way in our strides to produce the results we are with the least impact, and lets face it, for the time being until we see a higher clean energy source provided, we as a global economy need those resources..

    i dont trust all of the main stream media any more than the next guy, we all know that the corporate world has become so entangled with the government world that the two are next to inseparable, but that in my opinion is why we need new blood who is not invested in the old ways of doing things to start moving in a new direction

    its about time we had some one who is willing to stand up to the united states and draw a line in the sand, we are canada, and we have different value’s, if you dont agree with them, go to the states where your conservative value’s are run a muck under the republican flag.

    i keep hearing people talk about the mistake it is to tax corporations higher when we have such a great middle class income level, but its not the middle class that is suffering in canada its those at poverty levels and below, they are the ones who will gain the most from higher tax’s on the higher incomes, especially with the cut on split income and households over 200k a year, lets face it, if your household makes 200k a year you dont need a hand out from the government, why not hand that out to the woman with three kids trying to make her way on her own, with a 30 or 40k a year income or lower

    as a whole i think a liberal majority is probably the best thing that could and can happen, if we are lucky justin will tell the states to shove their ttp trade agreements up where the sun dont shine and make them deal with the rest of the world like grown ups instead of running and making thier own rules every time the European country’s wont play ball with them, which is exactly what the ttp trade agreements are, and now they are trying to force the entire world to step up, and gladly a lot of country’s are saying no, hopefully canada will be one of them

    i dont know everything, but ive spent the time to research each of the above facts and know that nothing is ever going to be perfect with the system we have in place, but again, justin is likely to be the better candidate to move us in a new direction and stop making the same mistakes.

    oh, and on a side note, his plan to legalize pot is genius, there are states who are bringing in so much money from pot tax’s that they are having to issue refunds to said tax payers… think that wont help balance the budget with the projects he plans on bringing to canada, think again….

    ive said a lot, more than i planned on, but this is just one average joe canadian who believes its time for change and im glad to support the liberal party this go around.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Libs are legalizing pot. Smoke your brains out pot heads, you were a big part of organized crime problem in this country. Now you will be to high all the time to cause any more problems. I better by stocks in the snack food industry. When you’re high all the world is right but i’m pretty sure that might be an illusion.

    • Anonymous BlueBlood says:

      That’s the BIGGEST reason he got voted inin. Just watch any news clip where they’re interviewing Trutard supporters b4 the election. I’m not against pot as I suffer from a serious chronic pain condition & even my str8 laced parents agree that it’s better than being on 80mg of OXY. Which killed my best friend in May 2013. Accidental OD.

      One moron interviewed said that it doesn’t matter who U vote 4 & who wins, but at least Trudeau will legalize pot & he can be stoned while he’s being fucked. Or the idiot women who wanted “Eye candy in Ottawa” cuz Harper isn’t “nice” 2 look at.

  18. Anonymous says:

    These Canadians deserve what is coming… Alberta votes NDP… Canada votes for a child man… can’t wait to see what happens! The only answer for this level of stupid is to learn lessons the hard way. Your government is broke the people that work so others don’t have to don’t have work. How about a few more social programs to so your government can borrow some more money that your kids will have to pay for. Immoral societies always fail. Spending your children’s future = Immorality

  19. Jim Dejax says:

    INTERESTING — to say the least.From a descendant of Alberta homesteaders — there is a heap of wasted time and breath here — obviously much of it from comparatively young — with well over seven decades behind me, I sincerely suggest to one and all — REVIEW OUR HISTORY. In other words – get informed before you comment!! I’ll begin with the set-up of Confederation – parliament was set up originally with one hundred seats and elected members divided:Upper Canada [ Ontario ] – forty seats === Lower Canada [ Quebec ][consisting of a narrow strip of real estate north of the St Lawrence] – forty seats — the remaining twenty to be divided across the “HINTERLAND” – the rest of Canada extending to the west coast. In the beurocracy of Canadian politics everything west of the great lakes remains the “HINTERLAND” — under represented and consequently raped and pillaged. I believe we have long since come of age in the west. Control of our own economic unit would much better serve our interests as well as the rest of Canada. Wake up folks — yours and my children, grand children and great grand children deserve better. Don’t you think its time to take this land back and give it to them?

    • Anonymous says:

      so what you took 10 years of equalization payments from Ontario and payed them 3 years back, they propped up your asses and didn’t cry about it like you all are doing when you’re just paying them back you fucking baby.

  20. Anonymos 11 says:

    Man fuck all you liberal hippie bitches… fuck justin and the new liberal government…
    You know china and the usa are the biggest polluters on the planent with their coal burning plants???
    The oilsands make up 2% of the worlds emisions per year! 2% you goddamn idiots…
    We should all be able to open carry handguns if we want…oh what? We can give amoured car guards the right to protact our money but we cant protect our families the same way?
    We should still be able to hang murderers and child rapistd in alberta as well… yeah l said it…what? What?

  21. Anonymous says:

    This is all I hear:

    Wahh Wahh Wahhhhhh!!!! My guy didn’t win!!!!! Wahh Wahh Wahhhhhh!! I want to separate!!!! Wahh Wahh Wahhhhhh!!!! Screw the democratic process, I only want my party in power, no one else!!! WAHHH WAHH WAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Anonymous BlueBlood says:

    I’m part of that group & another. We’ve wanted 2 move 2 AB 4 yrs. Just 2 clarify AB ONLY wants separation b/c we hav a PM w/ ZERO political background who wants 2b friends with the terrorists. And when shit hit the fan in Paris, wut he do “Our thoughts & prayers are with those in the Paris attacks”. Thoughts & prayers aren’t going 2 help them. Military will though. Even if it’s just their presence 2 keep things straight.

    If the West gets independence, we’re running 4 the mtns. Here in ON its a shit show! We got Wynnetard in & her long list of scandals & a pussy PM who’s only concern is taking selfies. When asked about protection from terrorists he ran. Just like Wynne does when asked something she can’t answer. ON used 2b the prov 2 live in. Now it’s the 1 to run from. Those 25,000 “refugees” will no doubt be placed right in Toronto with the rest of them. The Yukon is habitable. Stick em up there. But he won’t b/c they won’t like it. Well I say “Wah wah wah” 2 that. They want protection. Well the Yukon can do that.

    The West wanting separation has NOTHING 2 do with “my guy didn’t win.” And if u believe that, than you’re an ignoramus. Do sum fuckin research. Watch the fuckin news. Germany has been infiltrated. France was 2 & look wut happened there. I hope u ignoramous’ are in the center of a terrorist attack. Then we’ll see who’s going “wah wah wah”. I’ll be saying “HA HA HA!! Karma’s a real bitch ain’t she?” If the pussy was NOT allowing them in & had a plan 2 keep them out & protect CDNs, no one would hav a prob. BUT HE DOESN’T!! U do realize he’s putting OUR lives in jeopardy? The ignorance here REALLY SHOWS!! It shows NO education about our current fed POLTICAL state or the prov ones across the country. Pick up a fuckin newspaper & LOOK at the devastation in Paris. So u Libtards want that I suppose, based on the criticism of those of us who like being alive.

    Jim Dejax, Chis, & Anonymous 11, I agree whole heartedly. I have 4 children. Oldest graduating HS this yr. Even my father has come 2 the realization that ON is now a shit hole. He’s encouraging my kids to either go West or to the States even. And up until all this ISIS shit he was still saying that ON is the place to be. Great place 2 raise a family. Now he took it ALL bk. My 90yo grandfather said this is NOT the CDA his parents immigrated to in order 2 give them a better life. He said it’s a slap in the face 2 every soldier who fought & those who lost their lives fighting 2 protect our Rights & Freedoms. And soon we’ll be under Sharia Law. So I guess that’s wut all the criticizers want since they’re insulting those of us who want to protect CDA & CDN values. So u just slapped every soldier in the face if u DON’T want to protect CDA. And in that case go live in the middle east. B/c THAT IS WUT THIS IS ALL ABOUT!! We need a govt with balls who isn’t afraid 2 stand up to terrorists & PROTECT ALL CDNS!!

    I saw a tweet from a Muslim woman who stated she was JUST as scared of Trudeau’s planned method of importing “refugees” as the rest of us b/c terrorists hide in the crowd. She said she came 2 CDA yrs ago so she could escape that, & now Trudeau is bringing the terrorism here.

    So if u think ur so fuckin smart, even the CDN Muslims are terrified. Some are even supportive of the West separating. Stating at least there, their families would be safe. 1 Muslim woman stated the obvious that u can’t visually tell the difference btwn a true refugee & a terrorist. And that’s how they’re getting into countries like Germany & France. And Trudeau wants 2 import 25,000 b4 Christmas! She even said that’s not near enuf time 2 do PROPER chks. She said ISIS members know how 2 create false identities & Govts need 2 be overly cautious b/c of this.

    For those going on about how the West needs CDA. And they’re “sore lovers. Why don’t u try ACTUALLY finding out the TRUE reason they want separation. The ignorance here is deplorable to say the least. And if u don’t live here, esp in shit show Ontario, than STFU!!! U can NOT form a proper educated opinion.

  23. Dissatisfied says:

    If you enjoy hard work and giving your money to thankless people who hate you then stay in Canada.

  24. Roy Mears says:

    Just an update on the Republic of Western Canada Facebook page. It is now just a few days over a month and the membership is now 11,600. There has been considerable input from the members in the development of draft policies. We have a policy to end income tax, greatly simplify business tax. Policies on immigration, and foreign aid by citizens not government. Policy on free speech, hates speech, and strengthening laws to make our laws the only laws of the land. Freedom of religion and from religion ensuring your right to your beliefs but protecting against having religion forced onto the individual. Nothing radical just a common sense approach to modern day problems.

  25. Jimmie D says:

    Some meetings are needed in several locations to gather some committed representatives.To the mockers and nay-sayers: — back off! This is a very real and positive proposal — one which would be of mutual benefit to all of Canada [if they choose to play ball.] I’m a third generation Albertan and we have come of age. Let’s get with it now.

  26. Alex says:

    Must be the American Canadians…. I say we DEPORT the traitors!

  27. Anonymous says:

    FUCK YOU ALBERTAN’S I’m staying IN B.C. IN CANADA, fucking idiot cunts

  28. Jimbob says:

    If those who use profanity on this blog would use their head instead of their mouth — we could maybe get some intelligent input. Face the facts friends — this is for real. Lets get real.

  29. John says:

    I am at a age that remembers all to well what P. Trudeu did to the country and seeing what is happening now it seems that Justin is following the same playbook. P ruined our military and sold us down the river. Its time for change yes but not a repeat of history. Today have to have a clear focus on where we are going and how to get there. Justin has no idea what he is doing at all and speaks before he thinks. He has made this very clear already. Yes it may be time to talk about separation but we have to weigh the pro and cons first and not like Justin that runs off at the mouth and changes his mind every 30 seconds of the day.

  30. Dug says:

    I totally back the idea of creating a Canadian western republic absolutely. The country is way too big to govern at one end of it, and still balance the needs and desires of the whole. This idea will become more mainstream in years to come. It will happen.
    It needs to happen.

  31. Scott says:

    I think that Western Canada should separate. However, leave B.C. with Canada. We don’t need them. We could run our pipelines through N.W.T. or through Manitoba to the Hudson’s Bay to get our oil to the world. B.C. has never supported Alberta’s oil industry, so we don’t need their lack of support now.

  32. Scott O says:

    Republic of Western Canada is a perfect way to keep oil monies here and have those transfer payments used to reclaim environmental concerns brought up by the rest of Canada. We could let BC cash in on the pipeline to the west and get triple the $ per barrel. Sadly the US would be against this as they would have to pay the world price for Western Canada Oil. They would block any attempt and back Ottawa for a single nation. As a Metis I understand how the west was annexed, we should take it back.

  33. Anonymous says:

    Bite me

  34. Conservative says:

    I surely hope you JT lovers will be glad to pay off his monstrous debt he is running up. Just wait until the interest rate goes up and watch the social cuts, or tax increases. I feel badly for my children and grandchildren who may have to put up with that and Sharia Law. Looking for a way out for them, US is not the answer, they have more socialists then we do.

  35. Conservative says:

    BTW, Canada was a French and English consortium of Christians. What the hell is happening?

  36. Conservative says:

    This is old but still current, written about the USA but applies to the Canadian scene as well.

    Wild Pigs – A Reminder For All

    A thought to remember, Marx said, “Remove one freedom per generation and soon you will have no freedom and no one would have noticed.”

    There was a chemistry professor in a large college that had some exchange students in the class.

    One day while the class was in the lab, the professor noticed one young man, an exchange student, who kept rubbing his back and stretching as if his back hurt. The professor asked the young man what was the matter.

    The student told him he had a bullet lodged in his back. He had been shot while fighting communists in his native country who were trying to overthrow his country’s government and install a new communist regime.

    In the midst of his story, he looked at the professor and asked a strange question.

    He asked: “Do you know how to catch wild pigs?”

    The professor thought it was a joke and asked for the punch line.

    The young man said that it was no joke. “You catch wild pigs by finding a suitable place in the woods and putting corn on the ground. The pigs find it and begin to come every day to eat the free food.

    “When they are used to coming every day, you put a fence down one side of the place where they are used to coming. When they get used to the fence, they begin to eat the corn again and you put up another side of the fence.

    “They get used to that and start to eat again. You continue until you have all four sides of the fence up with a gate in the last side.

    “The pigs, which are used to the free corn, start to come through the gate to eat that free corn again. You then slam the gate on them and catch the whole herd.

    Suddenly the wild pigs have lost their freedom. They run around and around inside the fence, but they are caught. Soon they go back to eating the free corn. They are so used to it that they have forgotten how to forage in the woods for themselves, so they accept their captivity.”

    The young man then told the professor that is exactly what he sees happening in America . The government keeps pushing us toward Communism/Socialism and keeps spreading the free corn out in the form of programs such as supplemental income, tax credit for unearned income, tax exemptions, tobacco subsidies, dairy subsidies, payments not to plant crops (CRP), welfare entitlements, medicine, drugs, etc., while we continually lose our freedoms, just a little at a time.

    One should always remember two truths:
    • There is no such thing as a free lunch, and you can never hire someone to provide a service for you cheaper than you can do it yourself.
    • If you see that all of this wonderful government “help” is a problem confronting the future of democracy in America, you might want to share this with your friends.
    If you think the free ride is essential to your way of life, then you will probably not share this.

    BUT, God help us all when the gate slams shut!

    Quote for today: “The problems we face today are there because the people who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living.”

  37. YankeeJames says:

    This is a fun thread to read. As an American I can see a similar dialogue taking place here as well. Similar to the US, the Canadians right wingers build wealth and the lefties use said wealth. Conservative areas have less public services and put more onus on the individual to provide. Liberal areas have higher taxes but require less self-reliance. I’m sure that Canadians in the west have the self-sufficiency to survive (after all you guys work in horrible weather doing hard labor….you’re strong). The question is whether or not the left-leaning East could afford their lifestyle without resource extraction.

    The entire dichotomy boils down to a few things: Conservatives value independence greater than equity while liberals value equity over independence. Equity is similar to equality in definition but quite different in terms of practice. “Equality” implies equal opportunities for all, something that both sides of aisle fully support. “Equity” is equal results, something that is generally impossible but held as the ideal of the left. (Ex. “equality” – everyone has an opportunity to work, “equity” – everyone makes the same, regardless of work)

    Now, onto my Gringo solutions/predictions/observations:
    Option A: Western Canada becomes a sovereign nation
    1) Manitoba, and everything west will become it’s own Republic, with Calgary as the capital.
    2) BC also joins the Western Republic with the potential of joining with Washington and Oregon to become “Cascadia,” a movement that both liberals and libertarians support.
    3) Western Canada pays all of its “debt” to Eastern Canada via oil exports, trades, etc.
    4) Eastern Canada becomes a liberal bastion while Western Canada becomes a Constitutional republic (like the US is supposed to be)

    What would happen?
    WesCan would either need to rely on the US for aid initially, or deal with infrastructure delays resulting from their newly formed independence. They would either have to adopt the dollar, or start building a currency from the ground up (which would be insanely difficult).

    EasCan would either need to start pumping oil from the islands or make drastic cuts the their social programs. Since liberals would likely never do either of those things, EasCan would probably go broke in a few decades by which time WesCan would have Saudi type money.

    Option B: Western Canada secedes and joins the US
    1) WesCan states could be redrawn, split or stay the same.
    2) The northernmost portions would be operated like AK, with burroughs and districts for sparsely populated areas.
    3) First Nations would become like reservations with limited sovereignty and subsidies.
    3) BC finally becomes what BCers wish it was, Northern California.

    What would happen?
    WesCan would have all the rights afforded to US states and maintain NAFTA with EasCan. However, they may have to sacrifice their accents and their precious hockey…or get a football team to become “truly American.” 😉

    EasCan would consolidate their resources and have the chance to streamline their infrastructure. Depending on how socialist their new leaders are, EasCan could either become like Norway (but they would have to drill for oil like Norway) or Greece.

    Option C: Nothing
    This is the most likely option and would bring Canadians right back to square one. The easterners being subsidized by the oil they despise, and the westerners constantly complaining about it.

    All in all, it’s a fun discussion and I would welcome western Canada into the union with open arms.

    The REAL issue is not secession, but representation. Most left wingers live in a delusional world where oil is bad unless they’re using it (P.S. everyone uses it) while right wingers live in delusion that anyone cares about them besides themselves.

    Anyway, just my two cents. Thanks for being good neighbors, please don’t win any more world series’ and we will tell the Blackhawks to tone it down. 😉

  38. glen says:

    With new election rules proposed by the libs and ndp the west will never have a voice in ottawa again. It will be taxation without representation. To hell with what we think about it.

  39. Rod says:

    According to that picture it also includes the Alaskan panhandle…lol.

    • Anonymous says:

      Nobody will read this so who cares, really!! I just skimmed through a bunch o these comments & couldn’t help but notice how a lot o people think that this could actually happen & not afraid to share their deeprooted opinion on it!! IT’S A PIPEDREAM PEOPLE!! A 1/2 hearted illfated attempt at Quebecios separatism!! Why are you even entertaining the idea?? Because it sounds like a great thing?? You are dillusional!! There must be in excess of 300 posts here & all are chiming in on a fictitious event!! All I got now is a headache

  40. Glenn says:

    Well for the Edmonton knob who said we voted like this for centuries. That says it all. For the Red Deer lady that said people died for us so just take it, you are dead wrong. They fought for a great country that is being screwed by these morons. (Liberals). We have freedom of speech. Hello. They fought for us to be able to tell them to go to hell. And that’s where they belong frankly.

    • Anonymous says:

      To all you liberals supporters how do you feel about all the broken promises. He made a fool of all you dumb easterns with all his lies. He is destroying Canada and you dumb fucke are just happy to have your hand and take what ever he gives you.

  41. Alan says:

    What’s this about a republic?
    You guys want to leave us as well?
    Alan, UK

  42. Anonymous says:

    Personally, I think anyone who is allowed to vote should have to be a Citizen of the Country for a minimum of 10 years. I also believe that the seats for each province should be equal. The east has more people but the west has more money (products, etc. ). That would make the voting game a little fairer.

  43. Dale says:

    If you don’t put your name Shuuut up . I think the west would be way better off on their own. Far as I an concerned Justin bought his way in like his dad. The Trudeau’s have screwed the west for years and years. If the east wants to have their daughters molested by immigrants then so be it. Lets build A strong west and let Justin borrow the East into poverty that their kids can pay back.

  44. Anonymous says:

    Alberta needs to start by implementing an additional income tax to non albertan residents who choose to make their living here and take it back to the east only to buy their commodities from other countries. Income and investment needs to stay local and such a tax would discourage employers from flying in workers from other areas when any albertan could do the job.

  45. Elizabeth says:

    In reply to Daniel Ewington, I understand what your trying to say and you have made some very valid points. I was originally from the east but had to move due to language issues. I have read many comments and, it seems that the eastern provinces have always had their way. QC for instant drove out many people (myself one of them) due to all their special status tantrums,but, they still expect their lion share of funding for all this crap. Now i could be wrong but my understanding is the Alberta pays out quite a bit to the east ie (QC) they are the ones that get the lions share and have some policies in place that makes it a bit easier on them, However. I feel that now that funding should be cut, why should they get special status, money and continue to do so and I will throw Ontario into the mix when, Alberta needed assistance and it was a fight? Canada is not equal, Canada is not humanitarian,Canada is a smoke screen as the people refuse to see the truth and band together. Yes we are all individuals and we hang onto that so tight that we can not ban together to become a country. I can honestly say that living abroad for 15 years and then returning opened my eyes. Name calling, Whining,and just being down right nasty seems to be the way of Canada now and this is sad. So to all : instead of yelling, name calling, whining, a solid solution needs to be found and every idea needs to be viewed with an open mind. just saying

  46. Peter LeTourneux says:

    If anyone seriously thinks this is disgruntled Harper supporters then they need to have their head examined. Western separatism has existed for decades, even longer than Quebec separatism!

    And now that the Liberals are back in power they have continued their alienation of the west and it’s only going to lead to one thing, The Republic of Western Canada.

  47. Terrance Newman says:

    Our history in Canada is one of subservience to the elite for the most part those in the east particularly to a Parliamentary system that leaves the majority of Canadians out of important discussions such as the 1982 constitution which was formed by a hand full of premieres without the approval of the governed for with the power of the state resides, such unconstitutional laws such as Bill C 68 which compared to the constitution is in complete opposition to our fundamental rights. The universal health care system for which we have no say in even an option of different plans within this system, we are denied the information as to what we as individuals pay for this system. We have no right to reasonable self-defense and when a Canadian uses a firearm in an immediate life threatening situation they are arrested for protecting their life. My question is “why should we remain in a system that treats us like this”? It’s time to remove ourselves from such government for they the government has made it impossible for us the people to have free choice in matters of Life, Liberty, and the Security of Person. Forming a New Republic is the option there is no other!

  48. Terry says:

    I very much would like to live in a Canada that is not subservient to the laws and legislation of a very far leftist to the point of Marxism Prime Minister Justin Trudeau!

    I was satisfied with most of the way and legislatton Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his cabinet managed Canada!

    I didn’t like the legislation of Bill C-51 very much and even though much of the crimes it covered didn’t see to apply to anything I might be doing….however in a Democracy one does want to have the right to protest as there was no guarantees’ that a Conservative Government or a PM Stephen Harper would always be there to run a fair and honest Justice Department!

    My request at the time of that legislation was – as we were aware of PM Stephen Harper speaking of Barbaric customs needed to be stopped in some cultures that were migrating to Canada!
    We knew he was speaking of honor killings’ usually related to East Indian families from India who when a member of the family does not follow certain rules can end up murdered or harmed and it is understandable why we would want to stop such a practice in Canada!

    Canadians were also aware of the Jihad that had occurred with Cpl. Nathan Cirillo of the Canadian Military in Ottawa shot by an Islamic Jihadi, while standing guard at the memorial of The Unknown Soldier and in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec Canadian Military Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, was run down and run over by an Islamic Jihadi attacker! So, we were aware of the Jihad Islamists committing terrorist acts on infidels or those countries who are at war with ISIS!

    I suggested that PM Stephen Harper simply outlaw or claim Sharia Law illegal in Canada, because of it’s Documented Barbaric punishments it demands on people who are supposed to have committed an infraction!

    Now insanity of insanities we have a Prime Minister that stands up and advocates for these Barbaric practices of these cultures and may have converted to Islam himself in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau!

    Bill C-51 was the only legislation I didn’t agree with PM Stephen Harper about!
    Now with the Leftist beliefs’ and the forced immigration of Islamic Refugees on Canada and the economic chaos of shutting down pipelines’ for this Fraud UN Environmentalism and the Deficit spending that PM Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister Bill Morneau are creating I no longer wish to be a part of the undemocratic Canada the Liberals’ are creating!
    Yes, I would like to see British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba separate from Eastern Canada!
    I have a problem though and a question that I would like to know!
    I am semi-retired and eligible for Canada Pension and OAS of which I have paid into all my life and use it as part of my living expenses!
    Should I and my wife who is in the same boat decide to separate with Western Canada have to give up our Canada pensions, which are issued from Ottawa at a time of the split?
    That is what I need to know!

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