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Wexit might be funny but the anger behind it isn’t

A man waves a Canadian flag during the Convoy for Canada protest on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, on February 19, 2019. AFP/GETTY IMAGES/Lars Hagberg

In today’s Big Story podcast, “Wexit” is somewhat of a laughable term, but the separation movement is gaining a lot of traction in Western Canada… especially in Alberta.

It’s not a new idea for Albertans, so where did this resurgence come from? What would it actually look like if the oil-dependent province separated from Canada? How is this different from the Quebec separatist movement? And what can Justin Trudeau do, if anything, to soothe tensions with the West?

Guest: Jason Markusoff, Maclean’s)

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