There's another separatist movement afoot in Canada.
No, this one has nothing to do with La Belle Province.
There's actually a group on Canada's west coast that has embarked upon a campaign to begin a public debate into whether or not Vancouver Island should become its own province.
Certainly, on the surface, it sounds like a hair-brained scheme or even some sort of a prank.
But Scott Akenhead — one the organizers of the group dubbed Vancouver Island (VI) Province — says that they're dead serious about it.
"It's not a new idea, by any means," he told Yahoo! Canada News in a Skype interview on Sunday.
"But nobody has actually taken this on in a practical way.
"No one is saying that we should rush into this...I'm just saying that it deserves studying. My schedule for this is that's it's going to take at least eight years to work out what are the issues, what are the solutions to the issues, what do people really feel about this? Are we confident that this is the right thing to do?"
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