be a separist entity, but one with a mandate of supporting Western Interests. Period! Candidates
would run in BC,AB,SK, & MB....that's it. Much like the Bloc's focus is only about Quebec, the
BlocK's interest would be to promote and support the interests of Western Canada. That's it.
It would not even be interested in ever having a PM, as that would not be fair to ALL of Canada.
It would not be in favour of separating from Canada, as that may not be in Western Canada's
The West has (sort of, in a very limp sort of way) only recently had a voice in Ottawa. This
will be removed (in all likelihood) in the next few days or weeks or months...
The Reform Party movement years ago came out of Western Canada and eventually became
the current Conservative Party. Once it became a Federal Power though, it immediately
flipped to please the centre of Canada where vote rich Ontario & Quebec lay. Brian Mulrony
made all kinds of promises to the West which were immediately forgotten when he achieved
the office of the PM, catering to the land with the most voters. Stephen Harper made all kinds
of promises to the West which were immediately reneged upon once he reached the office of
the PM. One of which cost Saskatchewan alone $800,000,000.00 only a few years ago...yet
Saskatchewan & Alberta are still oceans of blue as the Conservatives (seven weeks ago) were
still the lesser of all evils in the eyes of Western Canadian interests. Enough.
Western Canada has been treated as a colony of Ottawa's forever but that needs to end. Now.
As an Example, lets use the Canadian Wheat Board. If you where a Farmer out on the Prairies,
you HAD TO deal your wheat through the Canadian Wheat Board under penalty of Law. If
you were a Wheat Farmer in Ontario, you didn't have to. Hmmm.....yeah. Times change...
Attitudes have changed. Economies have changed. The political landscape has changed. The
Majority Government in Canada is going to become a (more or less) rare thing where it might
be seen once every twenty-five years or so...and when it happens, the interests of the West
will be sacrificed as they always have been.
In a minority Government coalition environment, with Western Canada being a sea of blue,
Western interests will be shelved....again...unless an entity is created to protect the interests
of Western Canadians as the current system (and Parties) doesn't work.
A Political Party...a Western BlocK Party...with Western Canada's best interests as its sole
mandate is a concept that is long overdue, and will be needed in a continual minority coalition
Federal Government situation in current and future Canadian Politics. Western Canadians put
their Money where their Mouth is. It's no coincidence that a political sea of blue in the West
equals the Conservative Party of Canada having a fat warchest, as opposed to the Liberal &
Bloc Parties only surviving due to the Public Tax Tit. The NDP didn't step forward claiming
not to want or need YOUR tax dollars for every vote the NDP receives. The Green Party
looks like it had a Great start, but will be loosing Elizabeth May (& six members of the Bloc)
to the UN-elected Canadian Senate where she'll sit until the age of seventy-five. Nice...not.
So.... The Western BlocK Party ....will it fly?