platform

We will enact the following policies within 3 months of a successful election

 

Tax Structure

This tax structure replaces the combined provincial and federal taxes currently in place.

  • No Sales Tax or GST
  • No Income Tax on first $45k of personal income
  • No Carbon Tax
  • 20% tax on personal income over $45k ($100k earnings pays $10k in tax)
  • 8% business tax on domestic businesses
  • 9% business tax on foreign businesses
  • 5% oil and gas royalty

Pension Plan, Old Age Security and Employment Insurance

  • Existing CPP and EI programs will be replaced with Alberta Employment Insurance (AEI) and Alberta Pension Plan (APP)
  • These new programs will be completely self-funding
  • All Canada Pension Plan (CPP) accounts will be transferred to ATB and paid in full as committed
  • AEI will provide more flexibility for re-education and other programs than the current EI system
  • AEI and APP contributions will be 5% of earnings each on income up to $45k

Police

  • We will replace the RCMP with an Alberta Police Force

Tax Collection

  • Revenue Canada tax collection will be replaced with Alberta Tax Collection
  • All tax dollars will be kept in Alberta

Social Programs

  • Social Programs including Heath Care and Education will not be negatively impacted
  • No structural change to Health Care

Education

  • Education funding will be linked to the student
  • 100% funding to all public or private schools that adhere to the oath of rights and freedoms
  • Government testing will be put in place to ensure educational effectiveness for all students
  • We will ensure parents and educators continue on in an open relationship of mutual trust and permissions of the parents.

First Nations

  • We recognize the rights of Alberta’s First Nations to self-government
  • We will replace the existing Indian Act will a mutually beneficial agreement that provides true self-government to Alberta’s First Nations at no ongoing cost to Alberta taxpayers
  • A comprehensive First Nations Agreement will be in place prior to a referendum on Independence

The Path to Alberta Independence

  • A referendum will be held 4 months after the election date
  • A successful referendum result will trigger a 4 year transition period – the Independent Nation of Alberta will be fully formed by the end of the transition period.
  • The lives of everyday Albertan’s and their businesses will not be impacted
  • The following services will be created during the transition period
    • Alberta Border Control
    • Alberta Military
    • Alberta Currency
    • Foreign Relations
  • The following will be resolved during the 4 year transition period
    • First Nations Agreements
    • Trade Agreements
    • Recognition as the Independent Nation of Alberta
    • Negotiation with Canada
      • Transport of Goods through Alberta
      • National Parks
      • Alberta’s share of the national debt
    • A detailed plan for the creation of all new services and agreements will be created prior to a referendum on Independence

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  • Perry Keillor
    commented 2020-04-30 22:06:32 -0600
    Our will, will be apparent.
  • Milan Matusik
    commented 2020-04-04 13:02:17 -0600
    to John McCanna
    Grass root movement, or from grass roots up, based party is destined to fail as any other socialist party ever did. Hence the mess we are in. Sadly the good 90% of population of this province are socialists in total dependence on government to make any decisions for them. Grass roots/democracy is a rule of mob/majority. The cruel reality is that the Majority is always wrong. The Republic is traditionally based on the rule of Law, not democracy. As a matter of fact the only successful systems in history are the Constitutional Monarchy or the Constitutional Republic precisely because they are based on the rule of Law. In moment they introduced "grass root movement/democracy they inevitably failed. (Canada/USA/EU)
    That law cannot come from the Grass Roots either. Johnny the socialist idiot has the right to command his own affairs (under Law), but he certainly has no right to make any decisions which would affect livelihood of his sane neighbours in any way. The Mob always demands more, and since they have a guaranteed majority (there is always more stupid and immoral Takers than smart and moral Makers) they will inevitably get it. The Makers will inevitably run out of ability to provide for takers. The end of the country or the empire . . . you are living it in a very real terms right about. . . now. I hope you are in full enjoyment of “inclusion”.
  • John McCanna
    commented 2020-04-03 13:53:26 -0600
    Lastly, all party positions, including the Leader, shall be voted in by the membership, to demonstrate openness and inclusion. If this is left to the Board and/or the Executives, the optics would be very bad.
  • John McCanna
    commented 2020-04-03 13:51:10 -0600
    The By-Laws should also include “bottom-up” power from the grass roots, such that the AIP doesn’t turn into a corrupt party that has all the power at the top and only listens to the Leader, the executive and the board of directors.
  • John McCanna
    commented 2020-04-03 13:48:22 -0600
    The path should include verbiage to merge with other separatist parties to create one strong party.
  • Terrence Holubowich
    commented 2019-10-24 17:56:21 -0600
    Good luck to all involved in the Alberta Independence movement and the AIP.