Western Canada to split and form its own country?

western_canada_mapAccording to a new poll by Western Standardmagazine, 36% of Western Canadians believe their region should look closely at the idea ofsplitting from Canada and forming their own nation. Support is predictably highest among (alienated) Albertans; 41% of them said they support the idea of considering western sovereignty while the percentage is slightly lower in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.

“Westerners are very frustrated with their position in Confederation,” pollsters said. ”There’s really nothing aside from the ongoing institutionalized grievances to be angry about, and for the most part in all four provinces the economy is going fairly well.”