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  • published Membership in Get Involved 2023-02-08 21:08:33 -0700

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  • published West Yellowhead CA in Constituency Associations 2023-01-22 21:34:54 -0700

  • published Red Deer-North in Constituency Associations 2023-01-22 21:15:13 -0700

  • published Innisfail-Sylvan Lake in Constituency Associations 2023-02-05 14:41:10 -0700

  • published Cardston-Siksika in Constituency Associations 2023-01-22 20:51:54 -0700

  • published Camrose in Constituency Associations 2022-12-14 17:12:28 -0700

  • signed Petition 2023-01-11 21:59:54 -0700
    Release the political prisoners!

    Release our Political Prisoners

    Please sign the petition to release our political prisoners as soon as possible and share with others!

    1,071 signatures

    Petition to the Alberta Government


    Kaycee Madu admitted "It was never about science but about political control and power. Thanks to freedom convoys who had the courage to mobilize against these tyrannical policies."

    At least a half dozen truckers from Fort MacLeod, Taber, Lethbridge, Claresholm, and Olds have had charges laid against them because they rallied for their rights in Coutts, Alberta.

    These men are political punching bags who stood up against mandate madness.

    The charges against them are malicious prosecution in kangaroo courts pandering to political bullies.   

    Therefore we residents of Canada call for the charges against the truckers to be dropped and for Tyler Shandro to be removed from the Alberta cabinet.


    We need 5000 signatures!


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  • TIP Press Release September 23 - Coutts Political Prisoners


    The Independence Party of Alberta                         

    Email: [email protected] 



    Calgary, Alberta, September 23, 2022; The Independence Party of Alberta invites media to attend a Press Conference being held on Monday, September 26, 2022 at 1PM. 



    10333 Southport Road SW

    Calgary, Alberta 


    Pastor Artur Pawlowski, leader of The Independence Party of Alberta, will be making a statement in regards to the political prisoners in Alberta. - edited -


    The Independence Party of Alberta will always advocate and defend the rights, freedoms and dignity of all Albertans. We demand fair and due process for all people of Alberta. 


    Christopher Lysak, Anthony Olienick, Jerry Morin and Chris Carbert; Alberta men who stood up for the rights and freedoms of the people of Alberta. They are now Alberta political prisoners. Denied bail. They remain unjustly held behind bars, rather than being at home with family. .


    The Independence Party of Alberta - Alberta husbands, wives, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters - stand with our fellow Albertans, those who have been victims of an abusive and tyrannical government. 


    For Immediate Release; 7pm MST Friday, September 23

  • published Livingstone-Macleod in Constituency Associations 2022-08-24 23:12:43 -0600

  • published Leadership Contest Debate Tour Dates in News & Events 2022-08-23 11:54:34 -0600

    Leadership Contest Debate Tour Dates

    The race for the leadership of The Independence Party is in full swing.

    Katherine Kowalchuk & Artur Pawlowski will be travelling around Alberta, from August 26 to September 8, answering questions from our leadership contest committee and questions from our membership.  Join us at these events and find out more about each of these excellent candidates before you make your decision at the polls.


    Friday, August 26, 2022 at 06:30 PM, Blackfoot Hotel in Calgary, AB, Canada

    Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 02:30 PM, Pomeroy Inn & Suites in Olds, AB, Canada

    Sunday, August 28, 2022 at 06:30 PM, German Canadian Cultural Association in Edmonton, AB, Canada

    Thursday, September 01, 2022 at 06:30 PM, Podollan Inn & Spa in Grande Prairie, AB, Canada

    Thursday, September 08, 2022 at 06:30 PM, Fort Macleod Community Hall in Fort Macleod, AB, Canada


    To Join the growing Freedom movement go to:
    The Independence Party website at

    For Media Inquiries Contact:
    Luc Lalonde, Communications Director
    The Independence Party
    [email protected]

  • Communications with WIPA regarding possible merger

    The Independence Party would like to address the communication we have been having with the Wildrose Independence Party of Alberta in regards to a merger. We believe in transparency and want to make sure there is no misunderstanding with our members on what has transpired over the past couple of months.

    On April 21, 2022, Sharon Maclise, President and Vicky Bayford, Interim Leader had a meeting with Rick Northey, President, Floyd Langenhoff, Director and Vicky McGonigle, Member from the Wildrose Independence Party of Alberta in regards to opening up the conversation for merger talks.  The meeting seemed to go very well. We were very clear on what The Independence Party required in order to move things forward.  The three items that had to be addressed before talks would even be considered were as follows:

    1. The mergedparty will elect a new board,
    2. elect a new Leader,
    3. and incorporate the over-riding principle of a Referendum on Independence within one year of forming government in its founding constitution

    At our monthly board meeting in May, a motion was passed to send a letter to invite WIPA into merger talks if they agreed to the above terms. The letter was sent on May 17.

    On June 9, 2022 we received a positive response from the WIPA board members.  We had assumed since we had been very firm that the 3 terms were non-negotiable to proceed that we would be setting up a merger committee and getting ready to hold an SGM for our members to vote on the merger.  Unfortunately, at the meeting that followed between Sharon Maclise and Bill Jones on June 12, we were disappointed to find out that WIPA has no intention of guaranteeing referendum on independence for Albertans.  They had not agreed to point 3 and we are not sure what motion they put forward to their board to say they wanted to move forward into merger talks with The Independence Party.

    Since this last meeting there has been a few more back and forth emails and phone calls, but not any conversation that WIPA will agree to a guaranteed referendum on independence. The Independence Party provincial board and many of our members have expressed that they want a referendum. At this time we are done talking, unless the WIPA has a change of heart and will guarantee a referendum on independence to the people of Alberta. Albertans deserve to be asked the question.  It is not up to a small room of people to be making choices for the membership. This is exactly the type of government we are fighting against.  We are committed to being grassroots and listening to what our members want.

    The Independence Party will move forward being the only party that is truly an independence minded party and will give Albertans a real choice and a real change. If you are a member of WIPA and you want to ensure you are given a referendum on independence, then please reach out to your CA boards and your provincial board and tell them that you want the choice.  You have an AGM coming up in July; you can have it put in front of your members and see what the consensus within the WIPA party is. We do want to see a united front in the next election, but without a referendum on the table there is no real change for Alberta, so we will remain strong in our convictions and hold to our bylaws, founding principles and mission statement.

  • published WEF in Alberta in News & Events 2022-06-20 16:57:49 -0600

    WEF in Alberta

    The World Economic Forum’s agenda - The Great Reset - was launched many years ago. WEF’s agenda was brought to Canada by politicians you never would have suspected. All the following information is public. Links can be found below. 

    To begin with, “The Great Reset has been described as a ‘massively funded, desperately ambitious, internationally coordinated project led by some of the biggest multinational corporations and financial players on the planet and carried out by cooperating state bodies and NGOs.’ It proposes a radical and total transformation of the global economy and its production, distribution and governance systems; but goes further, seeking to ‘reset’ every sector from health to education, agriculture to nature conservation; in sum, nearly every aspect of life on the planet.”

    From the World Government Summit: Digital, globally centralized, programable, blockchain ID.  “We are on the brink of a dramatic change where we are about to, and I’ll say this boldly, we’re about to abandon the traditional system of money and accounting and introduce a new one. The new accounting is what we call blockchain.  It means digital.  It means having an almost perfect record of every single transaction that happens in the economy…”  Dr. Pipa Malmgren; American economist and former advisor to President George W Bush.  In the WEF’s dystopian agenda, the New Global Context/The Great Reset will give to the government the ability to watch and control a citizen’s ability to participate in society. 

    “As part of the WEF’s ‘Global Redesign Initiative,’ organized along with the United Nations in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, and described as “the most comprehensive proposal for re-designing global governance since the formulation of the U.N.”


    The World Economic Forum's Agenda brought to Canada, “Thank you Professor Schwab for that kind introduction. I also want to thank you particularly for the invitation to speak here that you extended to me earlier this year…Professor, you have made the World Economic Forum an indispensable part of the global conversation among leaders in politics, business, and civil society…” 

    - Stephen Harper, former Prime Minister of Canada. 

    In 2015, Prime Minister Stephen Harper sent to the World Economic Forum’s annual summit in Davos; 40 politicians, government bureaucrats, big corp and Cabinet Ministers like John Baird, the current co-chair of long time (2008) CPC MP Pierre Poilievre’s campaign committee. Harper signed Canada onto the Paris Climate Accord and was the first Canadian Prime Minister to proclaim that Alberta will phase out its oilsands. The tracks for SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) coming to Canada were laid by the Conservative Party of Canada led by Stephan Harper. 

    At the January 2015 WEF globalist meeting in Davos, Switzerland, the following Canadian Ministers were sent by Stephen Harper:

    - Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade

    - John Baird, Foreign Affairs Minister 

    - Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development

    - Joe Oliver, Minister of Finance

    - James Moore, Minister of Industry

    The Canadian Conservative Party of Canada Ministers were not there simply to observe; The Canadian Ministers held “bilateral meetings with key international counterparts, as well as with business and civil society leaders…The ministers will also lead several sessions related to this year’s WEF’s theme: The New Global Context.”  

    What was the New Global Context? In WEF’s definition it is “a world in search of a new order.” Sustainable Development Goals, social credit scores and digital IDs - control over humanity - being at the heart of the restructuring of Western Democracies around the globe. Restructuring free Nations to be under the control - the rule - of the global elites. The Great Reset, The New World Order, whatever their latest title given by the elites it is all the same; a horrifying and brilliantly laid trap that was slowly sprung upon the people of Alberta and Canada. 

    “In 1815, shaping a new world order was the business of a handful of statesmen. Since then, the number of actors, connections and challenges has grown exponentially. In 2015, diplomacy operates in shifting and complex multistakeholder constellations, not bilateral transactions. In this regard, the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting provides an unparalleled platform to develop the insights, ideas and partnerships that are needed to rebalance and rebuild the pillars of modernity.”

    Reminder; Stephen Harper was the Prime Minister to sign Canada onto the Paris Climate Accord, and was also the first Canadian Prime Minister to proclaim that Canada (Alberta) will phase out its oilsands energy resource. All goals of the World Economic Forum’s agenda. 

    “Prime Minister Stephen Harper committed fossil-fuel rich Canada Monday to ending all production and use of carbon-based energy by the end of the 21st century.” 

    That deadline has been pushed up fifty years. As you can see, Harper played a key role in ushering in the WEF’s global agenda to Canada.  Surely the Provincial Governments would defy this betrayal? Not so. The World Economic Forum was brought to Alberta by politicians you’d also least expect; Jason Kenney and The United Conservative Party of Alberta; as a whole. I learned of Wellington Advocacy in MLA Todd Loewen’s office. In my opinion, Wellington’s lobbying activity is widely known in Alberta politics. For whatever reason, MLAs dare not speak of it. 

    World Economic Forum’s agenda brought to Alberta; Nat Ware, FORTE CEO lobbying the Alberta Government: “To discuss how solutions offered by Forte can support the Government of Alberta's goals for job creation and training in Alberta's Recovery Plan…” 

    Who and what is FORTE?  “Saint Lucia will be piloting the Financing of Return to Employment (FORTE) programme – a data-driven programme that works by retraining individuals…long-term development financing to reach the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals…As part of its ongoing partnership with the World Economic Forum under the Sustainable Development Investment Partnership”

    FORTE is “in discussions with fifteen governments around the world about using this as part of the coronavirus recovery efforts. We’re in the final stages…they’re actually moving very quickly…climate change…in Canada…re-skill and train people for the green jobs…for (replacing) unsustainable industries like coal mining, beef farming and logging.” “How do we reskill oil and gas workers and people in unsustainable industries?”  - Nat Ware, CEO FORTE

    Who is Wellington Advocacy? Wellington’s staff and Board of Directors are all inner circle political operatives of Harper, Kenny and Doug Ford. Here are two examples; CEO Nick Koolsbergen - a longtime top strategist of Harper and Kenney. Ray Novak Board of Director, longtime Harper strategist and “co-founder and Managing Director of Harper & Associates – a global consulting firm led by Canada’s 22nd Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper. From 2006-2015 Ray held a number of senior positions in the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada, including Principal Secretary and Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister. Ray serves on the board of the International Democrat Union, a global not-for-profit organization of more than 80 political parties.” 

    Nat Ware has been in the Alberta Legislature several times himself, Wellington Advocacy has been lobbying the Alberta Government extensively on FORTE’s behalf. FORTE had also been actively lobbying the Canadian Trudeau government.  

    There you have it. It’s an overwhelming realization to know that the World Economic Forum’s global elites have not only been influencing Alberta and Canadian conservative political leaders, our elected representatives were actively participating in planning and enacting the agenda. While I’ve no respect or trust in Trudeau and the Liberal party (as well as Jagmeet Singh and the NDP), in knowing this disturbing information I’d suggest all mainstream political parties are compromised. 

    Trudeau, Harper, Kenney as well as all UCP MLAs have all been working counterproductive to the prosperity and sovereignty of Albertans. Answers must be demanded to these disturbing developments. There are many questions to be answered. Is the influence of elected representatives rooted in money and power? Are there darker forces at work here? While we cannot say for certain in that, there is certainty in knowing that the influence - the betrayal - is real. This heartbreaking reality causes anger and frustration. Especially when individuals like my friend and Alberta MLA Todd Loewen knows of this disturbing information, feigns ignorance to it, and remains silent - as he campaigns to become the next Premier of Alberta.  

    My ask, as well as my advice, to everyone reading this is to take the time to research this information yourself, once acknowledged for what it is, I’d suggest there’s a duty to share it out widely. The people of Alberta and Canada deserve to know. To those individuals running to be leader of the UCP (the next Premier of Alberta), those who are currently elected representatives of Alberta (all levels of government), those working in media, and those who have other platforms - I’d ask that you please share this information and begin talking about it. 

    Here’s a quote from my dear friend Dr Dennis Modry;  “According to Jack Mintz, ending the oil and gas industry will result in a one third reduction in the average income of Albertans…Who doesn't want to be prosperous? In order to be prosperous…you need to be free.” 

    “No Federal or Provincial party has protected our interests, our prosperity and our individual freedoms and rights - and there’s all kinds of evidence for that in the 116 years - why would you think that it's possible now?” 

    “To any MLA candidate and sitting MLA that's going to run again; what will you do differently that hasn’t been done in the last 116 years to protect my interests, my individual freedoms and rights and my prosperity, and self-determination?”  

    “If they won’t get to a point where they’re not going to have a referendum on Independence, then why would you vote for them? Because they will never have negotiating power with Ottawa. They will never have leverage.” - Dr Dennis Modry. 

    Given the disturbing reality of the WEF’s intrusion and willful introduction into Alberta by elected representatives; the political theater, the lies, the selling of false hope and promises in suggesting that Alberta’s issues will be resolved by the implementation of the “Sovereignty Act” alone is offensive to me.  Albertans deserve political leaders who fight for them, who offer them honest solutions, rather than pandering to deep pocket interests who do not respect Albertans enough to honour their right to the conversation of the only meaningful solution which can provide an Alberta first strategy, a solution also that has the power to free all Albertans. First Nation peoples included. Through this solution Alberta can become a prosperous, free and self directed Republic. A Referendum on Independence is the best and most direct method of achieving that goal. Quebec has led the way in how to achieve power and Sovereignty. The people of Alberta deserve also the opportunity of that conversation. The opportunity of seeking that solution. 

    My fourth Great Grandfather Chief Black Powder and third Great Uncle Chief Big Bear - the last holdouts of the signing of Treaty Six - had strong words for the global invaders of their time. “I will not live with a noose around my neck.” But alas, my Great Grandfather died a broken man. Living out his years chained and shackled, imprisoned behind iron bars, his people were imprisoned on their own lands under the Pass System. 

    Today however - we are not yet done. No matter the attempt to undermine it, the Independence conversation is unstoppable. A fire has been lit - a prairie fire - a great awakening of the people. The Alberta Independence grassroots movement is growing in the hearts and minds of the people of Alberta and has spilled over into Saskatchewan. This powerful solution can be - should be - unleashed all across Canada. It has the power to free all Candians. 

    Written by Bob Blayone, Membership Director


    A must listen podcast; an Alberta perspective. 

    “World Economic Forum and World Health Organization vs Alberta Prosperity Project and Alberta who wins?” Tanner and Hunter Hnidey.

    Harper and the WEF.

    John Baird and the WEF.

    Stephen Harper - Speaking at the World Economic Forum.

    Stephen Harper - Climate Change - Committing Canada to end oil and gas production and use.

    “Globalists Spill the Beans at the World Government Summit”

    “The Fourth Industrial Revolution, the Great Reset and the global resistance to come” July 4, 2021

    “Investing in the Reskilling Revolution with Nat Ware.”

    FORTE’s connection to WEF.

    Wellness Advocacy Inc.

    “The Fourth Industrial Revolution, the Great Reset and the global resistance to come” July 4, 2021

    Alberta Lobby Registry.

  • May 18, 2022: The Independence Party is poised to step in where Premier Kenney stumbled. The coming decades belong to an Independent Alberta.

    Just a week after an invigorating, packed house Annual General Meeting attended by many former UCP supporters The Independence Party is ready to give the voters of Alberta the choice many are looking for ~ an unprecedented chance to vote YES to a Referendum on Independence.

    It is now clear that Albertans no longer trust an increasingly dysfunctional provincial political dynasty or an opposition party they cannot relate to on any level. Thousands of Albertans are embracing a chance to choose Alberta freedom    from a federation that punishes and despises them and to reject a never-ending parade of provincial governments that offer them nothing but more of the same.

    Upon hearing that Kenney has decided to accept the rejection of almost 50% of his own Party members The Independence Party Leader, Vicky Bayford, remarked: ‘Jason Kenney, as he stepped down from leadership tonight, said “We need to move forward united. We need to put the past behind us.”  He is absolutely right.  We may end up with a new face in the leadership of the UCP, but the mandate will remain the same. It is time to move forward down a new path and stop repeating history. Our next election in 2023 will be history in the making as Albertans unite under the independence banner and vote for accountability, transparency, prosperity and freedom.”

    To Join the growing Freedom movement go to:
    The Independence Party website at

    For Media Inquiries Contact:
    Sharon Maclise, President
    The Independence Party

  • published Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills in Constituency Associations 2022-05-08 15:36:09 -0600

  • published Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche in Constituency Associations 2022-02-26 09:44:00 -0700

    Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche

    MLA Candidate By-Election 2022:

    Steven Mellott

    I have had some type of employment since I have been 12 years old as I inherited a strong work ethic from my father.  I started delivering the Edmonton journal at 12, then worked at my grandfather’s gas station in Grassland Alberta during the summers while the Syncrude plant was being built.  At this location I spoke with a lot of the tradesman commuting back and forth to the site from their homes and decided that that was what I wanted to do as I like to work with my hands.  At the age of 18 I became an indentured Boilermaker and was a red Seal Journeyman at the age of 21.  In 1997 I became a contractor for hire which has taken me across Canada in either the Superintendent or Construction Manager position which I continue to do to this day, these roles have prepared me to run for public office as I have had to ensure the people, I was leading were comfortable and confident in my leadership abilities as no one individual has same wants and needs.

    I have a loving wife of 10 years, who was my best friend for 2 years prior to dating and marrying.

    I have a beautiful successful daughter that is a Mother of three wonderful young children(which I am a proud Pop-Pop), as well I am the stepfather to two boys who are discovering their way in this world with joy in their hearts

    We have three cats and one dog which bring us joy and laughter as they each have very different personalities. Two of these are rescue animals from the Fort Chip Animal Rescue Society of which my wife was the President and I was a Board Member

    I was quite happy and content with the Canadian way of life but became concerned when a young Justin Trudeau took power in the house and then Rachel Notley Became the Premier of Alberta all in the same year and noticed the changes to our way of life. It was at this point I decide something must be done so I became more in tune with the political landscape and how it operated.  I have become involved with the Alberta Independence Party in the last year and I do believe Independence is our only option to regain the standards, we as Albertans, have become accustomed to.

    In closing, I am a transplanted Fort McMurray resident as we bought a home here in 2009. Prior to that I lived in Edmonton and Spruce Grove.  Although I have spent a lot of time in the geographical area between Fort McMurray and Lac La Biche working at the different sites since the first assignment at Syncrude in 1982.

  • published Board of Directors Election in News & Events 2022-02-17 23:03:18 -0700

    Board of Directors Election 2022





    Be part of the movement that will make history.  Our board election will be held during our AGM on April 30, 2022.  To be eligible you must be a member of the party prior to the application deadline. Application deadline is March 31, 2022 and the final contestants will be posted on April 15, 2022.  To see a description of our board positions available and to request and application, please click here


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