Trudeau and Canada’s Political Class Emboldens Wexit Movement

Written By Wyatt Claypool, Posted on September 25, 2020

In both the throne speech and followup interviews Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has given to the media he has significantly damaged the supposed unity message that the reset the proroguing of parliament had supposedly allowed him time to craft.  

On issues ranging from the government’s COVID-19 response to intersectional feminism the Liberals still have not budged an inch. The month off from parliament proved to be little more than a vacation and a reset for Trudeau on the WE Charity scandal, which wasn’t at all shocking, especially to the Maverick Party (formerly known as Wexit Canada).

Maverick Party leader Jay Hill tore into the throne speech in a written response which started off stating, “Once again, the Liberals’ Throne Speech has completely ignored the needs and economic crisis in Western Canada.” 

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Hill called the throne speech, “a desperate attempt to buy Canadian votes,” and a “campaign-style speech” which he asserted was saddling Canada’s youth with massive future debts in order to pay for “Trudeau’s brand of socialism.”

Specifically, in response to the “build back better” and green energy rhetoric in the throne speech, Hill says, “Liberals will continue to decimate our energy industry, creating even more despair and job losses. They will continue to block the safe and efficient transportation of Western goods and natural resources.”

On the same day Hill released his statement on the throne speech in a media scrum Trudeau had said the notion of the Liberals causing disunity between the provinces, especially those in the West was “crazy.” 

Trudeau actually blamed the Conservative Party for disunity saying that, “The Conservatives want to make this a national unity crisis….I apologize, but this is simply irresponsible. We have shown, throughout this pandemic that, better than anyone else in the world, Canadians are there for one another.”


Trudeau’s rhetoric and blaming of everyone but himself for issues between the West and the federal government has been vindicating for the Maverick Party as it affirms every single critique they have had of the federal government’s inability to work with the West in good faith.

Although Alberta Premier Jason Kenney also came out and criticized the throne speech and Trudeau’s record over his tenure there is still a perception of Kenney that he has been too nice and conciliatory to the federal Liberal government in the past. 

Trudeau is basically just taking out ads for the Maverick party at this point. Overtime he has devolved into almost self parody with how bad the economy can get and how little awareness or care he has for the potential economic benefits the West could offer to the rest of Canada if he stopped stifling the energy industry. 

Any further exasperation of disunity between the West and federal government is going to greatly fuel the general Wexit movement. 

If the federal Conservatives and the various mainstream provincial conservatives parties don’t get their acts together and start mirroring the Wexit movement’s strong position against the Liberals anti-oil rhetoric and start advocating for greater representation for the West, they could see parties like the Maverick Party take a large chunk out of their polling numbers in the coming months. 

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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