Conversations That Matter: It’s time for the West to leave Canada
“Call a referendum on separation,” says Barry Cooper, a University of Calgary professor.
The strains on Confederation are far past the point of western alienation, he says.
Cooper maintains it’s time for a new relationship with Ottawa, that it’s time to reset the agreement in Confederation, one that was established to ensure Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the Northwest Territories would never have the power base needed to dictate the direction of their own territory, let alone the country.
Stuart McNish invited Professor Barry Cooper to join him for a Conversation That Matters about Alberta’s mistreatment by Ottawa from the moment it was created to now.