Since before Confederation, people on Vancouver Island have been lobbying for some form of independence. Efforts to have Vancouver Island stand on its own continue to this day.
The latest movement is the Vancouver Island Province Association, formed in 2013. It’s goal is to make Vancouver Island a province by 2021. It has launched an online petition. It also wants Canada Post to issue a special stamp.
One of the founders, Laurie Gourlay, spoke to Canada’s History senior editor Nelle Oosterom.