For John, BLUF: Wexit is the exit of some of Canada's Western Provinces from the nation, to form their own nation, free from Ottawa. This May require a modification of Canada's motto, "A Mari Usque Ad Mare" (From Sea to Sea). Nothing to see here; just move along.
From The Postmillennial (Canada), Mr Dylan Gibbons, 3 weeks ago.
Here is the lede plus three:
Following the reelection of Justin Trudeau as Prime Minister with a Liberal minority, #Wexit, or Western exit (a play on Brexit), immediately began trending on Twitter, with separatist accounts gaining thousands of new followers.I think this is another sign of the desire on the part of mini-cultures for a certain degree of deference to local sensibilities. Subsidiarity, So to speak.
One of the most important takeaways from the election is the blue sweep throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan. Both provinces have expressed growing indignation over the other provinces’ dependence on the oil industry, while simultaneously trying to stifle Alberta’s business prospects and economic growth by opposing pipelines.
In response to Justin Trudeau’s reelection, the Facebook group for VoteWexit.com gained tens of thousands of followers in a matter of hours. According to CTV News, in just 10 minutes the group surged from 4,000 members to 42,000. By 8:00 a.m. the next morning, the group had shot up to over 113,000 members.
Additionally, a Change.org petition for “Alberta Separation/Western Alliance” has gained significant traction, receiving over 20.000 signatures of its 25,000 signature goal at the time of this article’s writing. This occurred in less than 24 hours.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff