With the Harper government apparently on its way out, the coalition that gave rise to the Conservative Party is in danger of falling apart.
One element of this coalition was the Reform Party. They were elected on a platform of "The West Wants In." People complain that the only way to get influence federally is to pander to Ontario and Quebec. There was a great deal of grumbling when Reform began the process of amalgamating, first in forming the Alliance then with their takeover of the PC Party. Some people were upset with Quebec for blocking a Harper majority. Well, now that this coaltion is set to happen, especially with the involvement of the Bloc, that will seem to confirm their worst inclinations. True, a vote split out west might open room for the NDP and even the possibility of taking a few more Alberta seats as the Conservative's western support base crumbles. My main concern is that Reform II comes back in a repeat of 1993, and should this happen, they will be quite nasty.
That's a concern. So, paging fellow Western Canadians, how do we prevent this from happening?