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  • published Trudeau: kicks Alberta while there down, again in News 2021-08-15 17:38:58 -0600

    August 15, 2021, Alberta – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Justin Trudeau has called an election while Alberta is still struggling to get its head above water. This morning’s announcement shows the true nature of the anti-Albertan political machine in Ottawa. Trudeau is putting political gains and the consolidation of his own power ahead of the desperate need of Albertan workers and all of those who have had their lives decimated these past months.

    The conservative opposition under the thumb of Erin O’toole has rolled out the red carpet for Justin Trudeau’s election victory this year. O’toole and his band of spineless yes men have not lifted a finger to oppose Trudeau’s disastrous policies and have instead done their best to take the wind out of the sails of pro-west politics. In fact, the so-called conservative party of Canada has joined Trudeau in the war against Alberta industry. With a notable example being O’toole’s dishonest carbon tax and his promise to keep in line with the net-zero emissions target following the United Nations’ Paris agreement. This is in line with the federal government’s pattern, which has been going strong since 1905, of slaughtering the western provinces to feed Ottawa’s special interest groups.

    There is no realistic federal ballot choice to defend the Western provinces from Ottawa’s colonialism.  We have watched time and time again the exploitation of the hopes and dreams of Albertans by lying con-men who pretend there is a way to get a fair deal for Alberta in Canada. Each and every time history has sadly disappointed them and will continue to do so. The only thing left to do is refuse to play the game.  Come 2023 be ready to vote for independence; the only real answer to the Western dilemma. We hope that this election you will do something more constructive than voting federally, such as having a barbeque with friends and family.





    David Campbell, President, The Independence Party

    Email: [email protected]

    Phone: 403-863-2611

  • published Constituency Associations 2021-05-26 21:24:15 -0600

    Meet the people working for an Independent Alberta

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    Jason Kenney does not know the strength of the Alberta spirit, nor can he seem to manage it.  Two principled MLA's have stood up for the people they represent and have called for his resignation.  Of course this has led to their expulsion from the UCP Caucus.  
    The Independence Party would like to extend their appreciation to Drew Barnes and Todd Loewen for taking the higher road. Like them we believe the leader of the UCP has lost the faith of the base that voted him in and is severely mismanaging this crisis in Alberta. It is time for Jason Kenney to step down.
    We would also like to call on the other 15 MLA's, who signed the letter disagreeing with the reinstatement of the lockdowns, to also represent the people in your constituencies and resign from the UCP. The Albertans you represent need you now more than ever. 
    Lastly, if any of you MLA's believe as we do, that it is time for Alberta to be its own nation, we invite you to come join us in the biggest and most important movement to Alberta's future.



    Independence Party of Alberta

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  • published The Fox is in the Henhouse, Get the Gun in News 2021-04-20 20:16:27 -0600

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    Albertans, get ready to be flogged, the Liberals have doubled down on their socialist and globalist build back better mantra with the introduction of budget 2021.

    As the leftist horde comes looking for the hundreds of billions it will cost to implement economic stimulus packages for the likes of SNC Lavalin and Bombardier, a national pharma-care program to satisfy Jagmeet, and their personal wet dream – universal basic income, where will their scandalous beady eyes settle, of course, the already half-cooked golden goose….Alberta.

    President, David Campbell stated “The Independence Party will be here to greet the Liberals with a load of buckshot if they try to lay one hand on Alberta taxpayer dollars, or if they try to trample our constitutionally given powers. We are the only Party that people can rely on to protect Albertans and our way of life.”

    We call on all Albertans to do what is best for our future generations #DiscoverYourIndependence.




    Independence Party of Alberta

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    David Campbell



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    February 26, 2021 – Calgary, Alberta


    The UCP’s 2021 budget for Alberta is pandering to the socialist agenda. They have essentially told Alberta that we will be stuck in “pandemic” mode for quite some time.  There are no new ideas for keeping our seniors and vulnerable population safe and no plan to save the EXISTING small businesses that are being destroyed with their weak policies.  At the end of the day, Kenney’s UCP government will only cater to their federalist counterparts’ wishes.  They are not here for Alberta.

    This budget guarantees the destruction of Alberta as indiscriminate spending continues in perpetuity. The health care budget does not address any real solutions to protecting the care homes and their job creation plan does not consider the people who have been financially destroyed by this pandemic.  What about anyone who is over 50 who has lost their job?  What about our Alberta small/medium business that are shutting their doors? There is no significant plan in the budget to protect people who have been the foundation of Alberta’s growth.

    It is time to call on this government to end these lockdowns and come up with a real plan that protects our vulnerable and gets hardworking Albertans back to business!





    Vicky Bayford, Director of Communications, The Independence Party of Alberta

    Email: [email protected]

    Phone: 403-836-2119



  • published Open Letter to Inspector Mike Lokken in News 2021-02-19 12:22:32 -0700

    Inspector Mike Lokken

    Detachment Commander

    Parkland RCMP Detachment

    91 Campsite Road

    Spruce Grove AB T7X 3Z1

    (825) 220-2000


    Dear Inspector Lokken,


    My name is Peter Downing.  I am a former RCMP Constable, having served in Alberta from 2006-2015.   I am the Co-founder of the Wexit Alberta Separatist Movement and I am currently serving as the Public Safety Critic for The Independence Party of Alberta (TIP). 


    Like many Albertans, I was shocked and appalled by the recent arrest and subsequent incarceration of Pastor James Coates of Grace Life Church by Parkland County RCMP.  While ostensibly your police service arrested him under the provisions of the Alberta Public Health Act, you must know that many Albertans have serious doubts about the legitimacy of the Kenney government's COVID19 pandemic narrative.  Notable concerns include: 

    • no known sample of the virus has been isolated from a live symptomatic patient;
    • there have been no recorded cases of the common flu this season;
    • the average age of reported death from COVID19 in Alberta matches the average Canadian life expectancy (82 years);
    • the relative emptiness of Alberta hospitals, contrasted with official government narrative;
    • the high degree of false positives recorded from COVID19 PCR tests.

    Furthermore, as high-profile members of Alberta’s LGBTQ community, you and Premier Kenney must be alive to your own community's history of legal restrictions on the freedom of assembly, stemming back to the famed New York Stonewall Riots of 1969.  Despite the previous legal prohibitions on freedom of assembly for the LGBTQ community, I am sure that you both agree that civil disobedience is sometimes necessary when facing unjust laws.


    So why is it that you would not extend the same consideration to Pastor James Coates and other members of the Christian Faith who enjoy protected constitutional status with regards to Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Assembly?  Given that the current restrictive measures imposed by AHS’s Dr. Deena Hinshaw are both dubious and constitutionally illegal, why as a sworn law enforcement professional, trained thoroughly in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, would you arrest and imprison a husband, father, and community pillar for enjoying his constitutionally protected rights while serving his community?


    When I was a front-line constable, serving in various Alberta communities (including Parkland County), one of the biggest frustrations of law enforcement personnel was the routine dismissal by the courts of serious criminal offences by an out-of-touch liberal judiciary, under the auspices of upholding the Charter Rights of the Accused (no matter how flimsy a justification).  As you fully well know, the legal principle behind this is to not "bring the administration of justice into disrepute". 


    Sir, I can confidently say that in this case, not only has the administration of justice been brought into disrepute, but your command in this matter has also been brought into disrepute.  Despite the various competing demands and political pressures of law enforcement, you are always expected to uphold individual charter rights and freedoms without "fear, favour, or affection".  The optics in this case are atrocious.


    On behalf of many like-minded Albertans, I am now asking you to request Alberta Crown Counsel to withdraw all charges against Pastor James Coates.  Like the Prophet Daniel, he is innocent.  Not only was his arrest and incarceration grossly unconstitutional (and therefore illegal), but prosecuting this man is clearly not in the public interest, and will only serve to erode public trust in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.


    In closing Sir, I wish you nothing but the best.  I pray for the Lord Jesus Christ's blessing of protection for yourself and for all the sworn law enforcement personnel under your command.  I also pray for the swift release of Pastor James Coates, that he be promptly returned to his family, that he be able to continue his pastoral ministry unmolested by the Parkland County RCMP.  



    Best Regards,



    Peter Downing, Public Safety Critic

    The Independence Party of Alberta

    RCMP 53188 (ret)

  • published What currency will we use? in FAQ 2021-02-12 17:33:22 -0700

    What currency will we use?

    We will be creating our own currency, the Alberta Prosperity Certificate, which will be issued in dollar denominations. We believe that Albertans need to have domestic control over their currency so it can better reflect the needs of the public rather than international interests.

  • published Will we still have public health care? in FAQ 2021-02-12 17:32:34 -0700

    Will we still have public health care?

    The best health care systems employ a blend of public and private care. We will take the best of both to ensure that all Albertans have access to the best care at the best cost.

  • Canada cannot get fair trade deals. Alberta is so small, how can we do better?

    Alberta will have the 129 largest population in the world. There are 106 nations with less people. Alberta would be the 40th largest country, regarding land mass, in the world - about three times larger than the United Kingdom, over twice as large as Japan and Germany. And, Alberta is home to the 3rd largest oil reserves on the planet. Countries will be lining up to do business with a free enterprise Alberta.

  • We are landlocked. How do you propose getting our natural resources to tidewater?

    We already have access to tidewater through the US and through the Trans Mountain pipeline. We will negotiate a fair deal, nation to nation, with Canada that is mutually beneficial to both nations. If by chance Canada wants to play hard ball, we will excerpt our rights to our railways, highways and airways. Landlocked Canada from the province of British Columbia will be much more detrimental to Canada than Alberta.

    As time goes on we expect other prairie provinces to secede which will provide access to Churchill and Alaska or northern British Columbia.


    Additionally, if the A2A rail line proceeds it will also provide access to a deep water port in Alaska.

  • published How do we protect our borders? in FAQ 2021-02-12 17:30:54 -0700

    How do we protect our borders?

    Once we form government we will begin to buy equipment through our police force which will enable us to protect our borders as soon as the people of Alberta vote for secession. We take border security very seriously, and will create a new border enforcement and immigration agency to ensure that the rule of law is maintained.

  • published How can we afford to secede? in FAQ 2021-02-12 17:30:30 -0700

    How can we afford to secede?

    Alberta, as a separate nation, will be ranked as one of the top ten in the world with regards to per capita GDP. Canada, which sits 17th, will tumble out of the top 20. Canada needs Alberta much more than we need Canada. Each year, Ottawa’s financial mismanagement is causing our province and the country to devolve into a third world nation. We can’t afford not to separate! The Party has a plan to pay off the national debt quickly, boost the post-independence economy, and leverage new and time-honoured industries. Separation is a golden opportunity for Albertans.

  • published Will you fire the RCMP? in FAQ 2021-02-12 17:29:57 -0700

    Will you fire the RCMP?

    As a Canadian organization, the RCMP will have to be replaced by a new national police force anyway. During the transition period, we will replace the RCMP with the Alberta Sheriffs Branch on a temporary basis. After separation, we will establish a new national police force which will be the sole police force in Alberta. The officers in the new service will not be moved around, and will be expected to integrate into the community they are stationed in to improve public accountability.

  • published Will we have a referendum on concealed carry? in FAQ 2021-02-12 17:29:35 -0700

    Will we have a referendum on concealed carry?

    We believe that Albertans should never be afraid to defend themselves and their property. In rural communities, due to the unacceptable levels of rural crime, concealed and/or open carry is becoming more and more necessary to provide a deterrent against criminals. In solidarity with rural Albertans, our Party would support a referendum on the legalisation of open and concealed carry.

  • Why haven’t separatist parties banded together?

    At present, there is only one truly separtist party in Alberta. Other political entities espouse equality or independence, which is far different than separation. TIP will always give Alberta voters a full separtist option at the ballot box. We are always open for like-minded parties and groups to buy a membership and help us propel Alberta into nationhood.

  • published Will we still get our pensions? in FAQ 2021-02-12 17:28:44 -0700

    Will we still get our pensions?

    Yes you will! If you have already begun to withdraw from the Canadian Pension Plan (CPP), you can continue to do so in the future. If you have not begun to withdraw your pension, you will be rolled over to the Alberta Pension Plan (APP). The APP will be designed to grow the funds of beneficiaries in a sustainable way and will be managed by a third party agency so that risky partisan policies do not get in the way of Albertans’ retirements.

  • Albertans deserve better!  Well here it is! The Independence Party of Alberta has released its party program to the public. After many long hours of volunteered time by our committee members who researched and reached out to Albertans to get feedback; we are pleased to announce the Board of Directors have approved the new program. “This plan is very unique and we look forward to hearing from the Alberta public,” stated Vicky Bayford, CFO & Director of Communications for the party. You can view the document here.

    There will be an online town hall hosted via Facebook live on January 28, 2021 at 7pm. This is open to anyone who wishes to ask questions or comment on the new party program.





    Independence Party of Alberta

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    Vicky Bayford

    CFO & Director of Communications


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