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Reasons: Observer and People

reasons: Canada's federal election in mid-October laid bare fractures between different parts of the country - resurgent separatists in Quebec joined by disgruntled provinces out west, according to National Observer. And that division out in the prairies seemingly only got worse once the votes were counted. That was the fear that drove so many people to the polls. Talk of western separation and Wexit followed the new minority Liberal government back to Ottawa. National Observer has since taken a closer look at some of the reasons for the divide between city and small town, urban dweller and farmer. But one of the biggest and perhaps hardest to solve fractures the vote exposed was not just between east and west or between Quebec and the rest of Canada, but between urban and rural voters. ( As reported in the news.