Separatist Leader Now Wants Alberta to Join the US - 2020-08-06
As the Western Canadian separatist movement Wexit becomes more mainstream, the group's founder is hoping to lead disillusioned western Canadians into the waiting arms of Donald Trump and to become the U.S.'s 51st state.
"Just like Wexit wasn't mainstream and now...is mainstream, the American option isn't mainstream but it will be," said Peter Downing, the driving force behind Wexit.
Wexit is a growing movement of conservative western Canadians who want to separate from eastern Canada. The group, built off existing separatist sentiment and western rage, was founded by Downing in early 2019 and has grown to become an actual political entity: it's now a registered party in Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan (although in some province's Wexit has changed names and merged with other separatist groups).