Of Resources and Constitutions:
The Rising of the New West
From: The Rise of the New West
1960s absence of general economic diversification causes the west to open their provinces to virtually unrestricted resource development. 1970s, the resource economy is not working and the west facing a recession, the west wants to safeguard existing provincial powers with the reform of the constitution, the contradictory forces of the west and provincial power vs trudeau and federal power
John F. Conway
JOHN F. CONWAY, a well-known commentator on Western Canadian politics, teaches sociology at the University of Regina. He is the author of The Canadian Family in Crisis and Debts to Pay, and a frequent contributor to newspapers across Canada.