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Q&A | Western alienation and anger: How should Canada move forward?

Power & Politics host Vassy Kapelos and a panel of guests are taking your questions about western alienation.

Power & Politics host Vassy Kapelos and a panel of experts answer your questions

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, left, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, centre, and Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe. (CBC)

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe and Alberta Premier Jason Kenney have both recently warned of growing alienation in their provinces, laying the blame on Justin Trudeau's federal government and especially its energy and environmental policies. 

The Trudeau Liberals failed to win a single seat in those two provinces in the federal election, leading some to worry the west will not be adequately represented in the next government. 

What are the provinces saying? And how can Ottawa address their feelings of alienation? Power & Politics host Vassy Kapelos and a panel of guests took viewer questions about western alienation. Watch the full Q&A in the YouTube video below: 

Kapelos was joined by former Conservative cabinet minister Monte Solberg, former Alberta minister of energy Marg McCuaig-Boyd, and Trevor Tombe, professor of economics at the University of Calgary.