News in Review Wexit: How the West was Lost New

News in Review Wexit: How the West was Lost New

Calls for western separation or so-called "Wexit" are at an all-time high. A third of Albertans now think they would be better off outside of Canada. The unrest is largely due to lack of progress on building pipelines to get Alberta's oil and gas to market. And while Albertans are some of the richest people in Canada, after years of economic downturn they are not happy with the subsidy they have to pay to the rest of Canada in equalization payments. Residents say their needs are being ignored by Ottawa. They spoke with their votes in the last federal election, shutting out the Liberals. So how is a minority Liberal government going to respond to this growing uprising? Canada can't afford to lose the West, with its natural reserves. And the province’s premier, Jason Kenney, seems to be leading Alberta towards more autonomy. Could it herald a whole new landscape for Canada?

  • 2020
  • 00:16:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/18/2020

Teacher Guide(s)

  • NIR-20-01 - PPT - Wexit: How the West was Lost

    NIR-20-01 - PPT - Wexit: How the West was Lost

  • NIR-20-01 - PDF - Wexit: How the West was Lost

    NIR-20-01 - PDF - Wexit: How the West was Lost

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