A little history. In the 1982 provincial election, the Western Canada Concept Party of Alberta (WCC) ran candidates in 78 of the 79 constituencies. The WCC was an independence party, so this election was an historical watershed for Alberta. 

I was one of those 78 candidates.

I ran in Lethbridge East. In those days we were fighting against Pierre Trudeau, but nothing since then has diminished my enthusiasm for an independent Alberta. For more than 40 years I have promoted and tried to advance the cause for Alberta independence, first as a founding director for two independence parties, then as president of a third, and as a director of a fourth. My simple intention is to get Albertan's on the quickest and easiest path to independence. 

We are stuck in a dysfunctional democracy that disproportionately favours certain regions of the country. Meanwhile, Ottawa continues living on our dime, and we are treated as second-class citizens in our own country.

It's the system that is the main underlying problem. The system always allows central Canada, via Ottawa, to control everything in their favour. That’s just the way it is, has been, and always will be. Until Ontario and Quebec want to allow a change, nothing will be done. But why would they? They simply have a source of free funds forever. Nothing will change, no matter how much negotiation we do, or what party or representatives we send to Ottawa. The problems we had fifty years ago are just as prevalent today as they were back then. The only thing we will get out of this is lip service.

Take it from me, who has been fighting for Alberta independence for more than 40 years. More and more Albertan's are beginning to see the light. Hopefully, one day we will be free from Ottawa.

I, for one, will always work for Alberta Independence.

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