A new poll suggests Alberta is the province that most wants to separate from Canada — not Quebec

Quebec is still the Canadian province most likely associated with wanting to separate from the country, but it appears the separatist furor has shifted west — to Alberta.

A February Angus Red poll found that 50 per cent of Albertans would support secession from Canada. In contrast, in an October 2016 poll, 82 per cent of Quebecers said they have no desire to revisit the idea of sovereignty any time soon.

“In many ways, Quebec is getting a good deal in Canada,” said Angus Reid, chairman of the non-profit. “It’s getting all kinds of special treatment and so it’s not surprising that Quebecers have largely abandoned the idea of separation for now.”