The Alberta Independence Party (“AIP”) Responds to the Canadian Federal Election Results and Charts Its Path to Independence
CALGARY, ALBERTA (October 23, 2019) –
The Alberta Independence Party would like to congratulate and acknowledge the Alberta blue wave rejection of the federal government and its policies over the last 4 years, and looks forward to supporting and encouraging both the Alberta Government and Alberta MPP’s to fight for the economic and social wellbeing of all Albertans.
Canadians have voted. There is no doubt that they voted with their hearts and minds and that each region of Canada has cast their vote for what is in their own respective interests. We acknowledge and respect the outcome, and encourage the other regions of Canada to pursue their own objectives.
As Albertans where we can acknowledge that we can agree with other regions to disagree that the outcome of the election as not in the long term interest of Alberta.
Alberta and Saskatchewan, both founded in 1905 were to be one province as part of the Buffalo province, but Wilfrid Laurier, a Liberal at the time, saw that a province of vast geography could possibly wield significant influence, enough perhaps, to rival the wishes of Quebec and the other regions. Therefore the provinces were split to ensure no one area could ever achieve this. Since then, federal governments have come and gone, even Parties such as the Reform Party formed to proclaim “the West Wants In!” with visions of an equal and elected and effective Senate (the Triple E), all but forgotten once the western reform party was swallowed up into the aspirations of Quebec and Ontario once Stephen Harper finally came into power as the Prime Minister. Even he realized he couldn’t get it done.
Albertans don’t blame Stephen Harper. In fact, the footsteps of Manning and Harper have been large shoes to fill but also necessary for Albertans to see that even great parliamentary politicians could not reform the tight control by Quebec and Ontario of other regions of Canada that was always envisioned to self-serve their own unique interests. Equalization inequity and policy differences between regions have only expanded over time, making it clear that any parliamentary system that has no checks and balances and serves only some, eventually fails.
Albertans are tired, tired of fighting for equality while making the sacrifices necessary to share the prosperity of our labours. We do not take this personally, and simply recognize it as a clear sign that it is time for all regions to go their separate ways.
The Alberta Independence Party fielded 63 candidates out of the 87 ridings in the 2019 Alberta provincial election. Currently AIP is the only registered provincial party established to realize the vision of a new and independent Alberta with a clear platform of policies including a 4 year transition plan and path to independence.
AIP will fight for the interests of Albertans and work diligently to build a unified independence movement as immediate preparation for an eventual referendum on separation, and when in alignment, engage and strongly encourage our current UCP provincial government to fight for issues that immediately affect our families most directly, including elimination of the carbon tax, establishing firewall policies and initiatives, and ensuring that our products and resources get to market efficiently, to get Albertans back to work. AIP is also in the process of gathering and evaluating the relevant information to ensure informed decision can be made by Albertans in 2023, and building constituency associations as we get out to listen to Albertans in our upcoming “from Colony to Destiny” speaking tour.
For further information on this press release or find out further information on booking AIP to speak at your next meeting or townhall please call: CW Alexander, at (403) 805 0143
To purchase a membership and be a part of this exciting path to independence visit us at our new website www.abindependence.com