Right now the western separation movement is quiet because we have a Conservative government. If a coalition forms, expect the west to rise up in protest. I wonder if we will be allowed to break windows like the G20 protesters. Funny how protesters are not a symbol of freedom of speech anymore.
Why Alberta Won't Separate? Simple.....
That's right, the Queen. Albertans are deeply patriotic and our ties to the Queen are very important to us. I know that's not very "progressive" but tradition is important. It's not just Conservatives in Alberta who support the monarchy, other provinces do as well. The difference is that Quebec uses the monarchy as a reason to separate, while Alberta is kept back because they love the tradition so much.
I am glad to see our Queen visiting Canadians. It will be great to have her here for Canada Day.