Sam Bell: Trudeau is Wexit’s “De Facto Leader”

Written By Wyatt Claypool, Posted on March 2, 2020

Over the past few months, no matter what degree of Wexit supporter you are or even how opposed you may be to the movement, there is no question that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been an excellent promoter for it. 

Sam Bell, a prominent member of the Wexit movement and owner of the Make Alberta Great Again Facebook page, gave an interview to The National Telegraph, speaking on how Trudeau has been paramount to the Wexit movement’s continued growth.

Sam said, “If we hadn’t had Justin Trudeau at the helm, sailing our country into the rocks for so long, it would be at least a little bit harder to make a case for jumping ship.”

Sam quipped, “In an odd way, it’s like he’s our De Facto leader. He does help a lot.” An unusual statement, yet it contains a profound truth about Canada’s current political environment. 

The net effect of Trudeau’s political agenda and personality has been the growth of separatist political parties in western Canada, and those parties strangely appreciate him being so transparently awful. 

Western alienation has been in many ways not just attributable to the policies of the Liberal government, uneven representation, or equalization, but it is also uniquely influenced by the soured personal relationship between the West and Trudeau.

The lack of any tangible checks and balances within the current Canadian political system is the disease that is spreading without any remedy. Without some form of constitutional reform or legislative restructuring in provincial and federal jurisdiction, separatism’s popularity will only grow. 

Sam explained in a joking tone that if he somehow became Prime Minister of Canada, it would be quite challenging to find any better way to push the West out than what Trudeau is already doing. 

“I’d do what he is doing, I guess, keep lying through my teeth about supporting the West and our industries while killing them at every opportunity. Selling out Canadians and handing over the keys to global institutions is working well at fostering populism for us. But let’s also not pretend this is a brand new issue. Alberta has always been like a colony to the Laurentien elites, Justin Trudeau has just exacerbated the problems and sped up the process of Alberta separation.”

As polarized as Canada has become under the Trudeau Liberal government, there seems to be little sign that anything will be getting better with the recent cancellation of the Teck Frontier mine and the only recent taking down of blockades by the RCMP.

Fort McMurray MP David Yurdiga warned the federal government of fueling the Wexit movement through their disregard for the West’s economy and the energy industry, and that is what seems to be happening right now.

“But wait.” Sam continued. “It will get worse, and unfortunately for those still clinging to confederation, the conservative party and the liberal party will let you all down. The only viable option for the future of a great, prosperous and free Alberta is to separate from Canada before it’s too late.”

For someone like Sam with the state of western Canada’s place in the confederation, it may be helpful that Trudeau only divides the country more. To the Wexit movement having the worst possible Prime Minister for national cohesion rips off the bandage faster and gets a potential separation underway sooner rather than later.“Fortunately, or rather, unfortunately, however you want to look at it, Justin Trudeau will continue to help Albertan separatists because his actions will continue to hurt Albertans and prove to us that our hope and future is not in confederation. We’re not happy with the damage being done, but we appreciate the help in making a case for independence. ” Sam explained. 

At this moment, it would seem almost more like a cruel joke to think that the Liberals minority government is interested at all with bridging the value divide between the east and west when they are too busy pleasing the Bloc Québécois and the proto-socialist NDP to keep the government afloat. 


It may be a longshot, but if separatist sentiments are to be tamped down in the West, the only way to do so is seriously restructuring Canada on multiple fronts. Federal economic meddling, lack of representation in parliament must be corrected, and the sneering cultural elitism at the West must be purged from all the major parties. 

What will save Canada’s confederation may be a tall order, but it is something that must be done. Sam Bell reflects a large portion of the feelings of western Canadians – minor reforms will not placate these voters. 

Wyatt Claypool

Wyatt is a student at Mount Royal University, where he is the president of its Campus Conservative club. In his writing, he focuses on covering provincial and federal politics, firearms regulation, and the energy sector. Wyatt has also previously written for The Post Millennial.

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