Warm Hat crowd greets Wexit Alberta leader - 2019-11-11
Medicine Hat, AB – A crowd of about 100 showed up on a snowy Sunday to the city's first Wexit meeting, welcoming the separatist movement's leader with a warm reception.
"Everything Kenney is talking about now should have been done a long time ago. So it really speaks to the weakness of previous governments. If he wants to show the strength of his government, we need to see a referendum on separation," said Peter Downing, Wexit Alberta leader.
Downing – decked out in a Medicine Hat Tigers jersey – was unfazed by Premier Jason Kenney's speech the day before announcing a sweeping range of initiatives which appears to be aimed at staving off the latest version of western separatism.