Dominion of West Canada
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- Not to be confused with Western Canada.
Latin: "Libertas et Auctoritatis"
English: "Freedom and Authority"
Dutch: "Vrijheid en Gezag"
Anthem: Land of Hope and Glory
|Status||Self-declared Crown Dominion of the United Kingdom|
|Official languages||English, Dutch|
|Recognised regional languages||German|
|Government||Parliamentary constitutional monarchy|
|Queen Elizabeth II|
• Governor General
• Prime Minister
|House of Commons|
|Independence from Canada|
|18 February 2021|
|Currency||Canadian Dollar, West Canadian Pound|
|Drives on the||right|
The Dominion of West Canada (Dutch: Heerschappij van Westelijk Canada), was a self-declared Crown Dominion of the United Kingdom, and an aspiring entry to the Commonwealth of Nations. The Dominion of West Canada was not recognized by any nation and was self-reliant on materials for its continued existence. The Dominion of West Canada seceded on February 18th 2021, citing the increasing Western alienation, and Canadian republicanism, wishing to draw itself closer to Britain. It was integrated into British North America on July 21st 2021.
Canada originates from the Iroquois word "Kanata" which means "Village" or "Settlement", the word Canada is an anglicization of such coined in 1535. West is a Germanic word which originally came from the direction in which the sun set in the evening, which would evolve to mean the Cardinal direction. Together the two words form Western Canada, which refers to the region being Westernmost part of the greater North American region of Canada.
The idea for an independent West Canada has existed since long before the Dominion of West Canada, the Dominion of West Canada is simply a modern interpretation of this age-old concept. Western Canada has long since been alienated by the Eastern Provinces, and in extreme cases excluded, from mainstream Canadian political affairs in favor of the central provinces of Ontario and Quebec. The Dominion of Western Canada is an extension of this concept in the form of a British Dominion as opposed to some sort of new Republic.
The Dominion of Western Canada has accepted and expanded upon many of the ideas of certain "Wexit" movements, including the assertion that Eastern Canada has been extremely unfair to Western Canada and that as a result should no longer be included in the Dominion of Canada, whereas they assert that in some cases Wexit does not stress the perceived importance of the Crown. The Dominion of West Canada has had some one-sided interactions with the Maverick Party on Twitter, usually detracting certain claims made by the Canadian party.
British North America
On July 4th 2021 the Government of West Canada released a survey to gauge the feelings of the people on their connection to West Canada. The survey produced results that leaned more towards a greater North American nation that included the American majority more broadly. On July 9th and 10th two referendums were sent out by the Government asking for submissions for flags and names for the then hypothetical North American Dominion. The name that won the referendum vote was British North America, however British America and Commonwealth of Columbia were close contenders. Following the large turnout of people for the surveys and referendums the Prime Minister of West Canada, Mattias Forsberg, motioned to Parliament a bill containing the new Constitution of the Dominion of British North America. The first and second reading of the bill went through and the Parliament decided to not defer to a committee and instead proceed with the current Constitution into the third reading. Upon reaching the third reading of the Constitution on the 20th of July the leader of the National Union of Syndicalists, Gabriel Sebastian took the floor to criticise the bill, claiming it was unfit for proper governance. Gabriel Sebastian motioned that the Constitution should be deferred to a Constitutional Committee made up of Parliamentarians, the Clerk then objected and stated that due to the fact that the bill was in third reading this was impossible. Due to the length of the debate stage during the third reading, an extended vote was called and on the 21st of July the House majority required to pass the bill was reached and the Constitution was put into effect.
Government and Politics
The Parliament of West Canada was the official legislative body of West Canada and was responsible for how the country was run. It was split into two parts, the House of Commons and the Imperial Congress. Both sections of Parliament contained 54 and 9 seats respectively, with MPs being elected through electoral districts to the Lower House and Lord-Governs appointed by the Governor-General on advice from the Prime Minister. The Governor-General had 5 year terms, their successor was appointed by the Queen (Or in absence of Her Majesty, by the acting Governor-General).
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was the Head of State of the Dominion of West Canada, she exercised executive authority over the Dominion, and was represented within the nation by the Governor-General. The Governor-General enacted all the duties and pleasures of the Queen and exercised it in however they deem fit to the Queen's will. The Governor-General was only able to be removed by the Queen or by Parliament five years after appointment by the Crown and the Royal Seal of the Dominion of West Canada.
The Upper House (also known as the Red Room) was the Imperial Congress of West Canada, it consisted of eight seats which were inhabited by Lord-Governs, the Lord-Governs were appointed by the Governor-General, who were recommended to the Governor-General by the Prime Minister of West Canada. A Lord-Govern must have been a citizen of West Canada and of the age 16 or older. West Canadian Lord-Governs served until death or until they resigned, Lord-Governs could be a part of a political party, however it was not required.
The Lower House (also known as the Green Room) was the House of Commons of West Canada, it consisted of eighteen seats which were seated by Members of Parliament, of whom were elected in Parliamentary elections every year. Whoever held the most amount of seats in the House of Commons was the ruling party, and the leader therein the Prime Minister of the Dominion. Members of Parliaments represented their constituencies and they served as long as they were being elected by their Constituencies. The House of Commons and the Imperial Congress worked in tandem to pass legislature and give it Royal Assent.
Provinces and Territories
The Dominion of West Canada was made up of a Confederation of Provinces and Territories, all of which worked in tandem so that the Federal Government may function legislatively and executively. Each of the six Provinces had a Government similar to that of the Federal Government.