Elmer Knutson

Elmer Stanley Knutson (October 30, 1914 – August 9, 2001) was a Canadian businessman, activist and “fringe” politician. Knutson was a strong supporter of creating an independent western Canada, in which the west would become sovereign from Canada’s federal government. He has been credited with “whip[ping] Western alienation into a political movement.”

He wrote a book that we have made available here for download… it’s called A Confederation or Western Independence.