Not a new idea, but the time has come to make it viable. Time to go.
The current Prime Minister of Canada has declared Canada to be "the first post-national state". From Joe Oliver writing in The National Post:
"A year ago, Justin Trudeau mused to The New York Times Magazine that “There is no core identity, no mainstream in Canada.” Can you image the head of the U.S., France or China making such a statement? Is there a national leader who could survive such an astonishing repudiation of his or her country’s identity? Undeterred, Trudeau then asserted that “Canada is the world’s first post-national state.”"
Not unbelievable if you know the history of Trudeau the elder and his son. Still, how much clearer must it be made, that we (Western Canada) are only a source of revenue, to be milked like a cow, forever.
From: Canadian Geographic January/February 2005 issue (via web.archive.org)
"The idea of a single province was first proposed by John Palliser in 1860, following his exploration of the prairies between 1857 and 1860, and the idea was championed by Frederick Haultain."
"The Province of Buffalo was a proposal for the creation of a new Canadian province in the early 1900s. Its main proponent was Sir Frederick Haultain, the premier of the North-West Territories. However Haultain's frosty relations with then-prime minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier did not help his cause, and the proposed province was divided into Alberta in the west, and Saskatchewan in the east in 1905..."