A Canadian reference to disgruntled western provinces. Much of western alienation can be traced to a belief that the Canadian federal government is beholden to central Canada. Pierre Trudeau implemented an energy policy that exploited the west and was responsible for much growth in this feeling. Subsequent federal Liberal governments have implemented policies, such as gun control, that proved extremely unpopular in The West.

Western Alienation gave birth to the Reform Party and the Western Separatist movement.