It doesn't matter where they were born. Harper and Scheer are westerners through and through.
Scheer in particular spend only a couple years in Sask before heading back to Ottawa as an MP (AKA where he grew up, graduated high school, and did most of his post-secondary education). So he's basically been in Ottawa his whole life - I mean, I lived in Edmonton and then Vancouver before the age of 6 but I'd never say I'm a "westerner".
On the CBC coverage Naheed Nenshi kept calling Alberta the engine of the country. It is factually not the engine of the country. If we have to apply that label to any single province that's undoubtedly Ontario. Alberta's alienation seems to stem from the fact that their dominant political philosophy isn't supported by most Canadians, and the fact that they seem to have a view of their province as inevitably becoming the dominant region of the country. Any bumps in that road are viewed with hostility at the parts of the country that they think are artificially holding them back. It is, at the risk of making people feel more alienated, delusions of grandeur.
Alberta has one of the most ridiculous political cultures in the country. Of course, the reason Nenshi is all braggy and annoying is because he's the mayor of Calgary
. If he were from Edmonton, I doubt we'd be subjected to this.
Oh look, it's the Liberals' fault again. AND THEY ARE BRINGING WHAT LAW?!
Ah yes, Newfoundland betrayed Alberta now. Just saying, but offshore oil is regular crude and doesn't need a pipeline to get to "tidewater". And I'll never understand how Alberta separation will help